North Atlantic Storm Update

NOAA OOC Surface Analysis 12Z 29 Dec 2015

A rapidly deepening storm low this morning over the central North Atlantic will move northward towards Iceland while a second hurricane force storm moves E-NE towards Ireland during the next 24 hours.  Winds of 50 to 65 knots, briefly higher are possible east and southeast of both lows and over the Denmark Strait between Iceland and Greenland. Max significant waves likely to be 11-13 meters (36-43 feet).

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About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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