Intense Storms continue over North Pacific

NOAA NWS Surface Analysis 12 UTC 6 Feb 2016

A hurricane force storm currently over the eastern North Pacific is moving northeastward at 20 knots with winds 50-65 knots and seas to 11.5 meters (about 38 feet) within 100NM north and 300NM south of the center.

A developing low over the western North Pacific will move east-northeast deepening to hurricane force within 18-24 hours over the central North Pacific reaching winds of 50-70 knots within 36-48 hours with seas building to 16 meters (about 52 feet)!

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 12 UTC 8 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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