Yet another hurricane force North Pacific Storm

NOAA Surface Analyis 18UTC 01 Feb 2016

A rapidly deepening storm low over the central North Pacific is moving northeast at 30 knots.  Currently winds are 50-65 knots between 120 and 360 south of the center. Forecast within 24 hours winds 50-70 knots and seas 8-14.5 meters (26 to 47 feet) within 360 NM south and southwest of the center.  These conditions likely to cause delays to some westbound shipping.

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 12UTC 02 Feb 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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