Hurricane Force Storm forecast in west-central North Pacific

NOAA NWS OPC 48 hour surface forecast map

A rapidly deepening storm low is forecast over the west-central North Pacific during the next 72 hours producing winds of 55-70 knots and waves 9-14.5 meters (30-48 feet) within 300NM south and southwest of the center.  Max winds and waves are expected along shipping lanes between 35N and 45N latitudes and may cause some shipping delays for westbound traffic.



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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