Rapidly developing hurricane force storm over western North Atlantic

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 0000UTC 11 March 2017

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 0000UTC 11 March 2017

The low pressure disturbance that moved off the Middle Atlantic Coast Friday is deepening rapidly and forecast within 24 hours to deepen to 948 mb hurricane force storm low  producing winds of 50-70 knots within 240 NM south and east of the center.

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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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