East Coast Storm Update

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast for 12 UTC 05 March 2016

A rapidly deepening storm low off the US East coast will develop storm to hurricane force winds (55-75 knots) within 150 NM west of the center this evening and Saturday as it moves towards the east-north east.

Update 00 UTC 5 March 2016:   The deepening storm off the US East
Coast continues to move northeast with winds of 60-80 knots and
seas to 28 feet within 180 NM north and west of the center. 

During the next 18-24 hours winds expected 50-70 knots and seas to
40 feet within 180 NM west and south of the center.

NOAA ASCAT METOP-B Satellite winds about 0100 UTC 5 March


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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