Hurricane Force storm rapidly developing off US East Coast

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 12 UTC 8 Feb 2016

A rapidly deepening storm low off the US East Coast will produce winds of 50-65 knots and seas to 11.5 meters (about 38 feet)during the next 18-36 hours.

Update 02 UTC already at hurricane force winds.

NCEP RTMA Hi Res model 02 UTC 8 February peak 65 knots - Image credit weatherbell.ocm

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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