North Pacific Hurricane Force Storm

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 12UTC 24 January 2016

A deepening storm low over the western North Pacific will move rapidly east-northeast reaching hurricane force over the central North Pacific during the next 12-36 hours with winds forecast 50-70 knots and seas building to 14 meters (over 45 feet) between 35N-42N latitudes in the main shipping routes.



NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 12UTC 26 January 2016


NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 12UTC 26 January 2016


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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