Two Typhoons currently active over Western North Pacific

NOAA Satellite Image Western North Pacific August 7, 2019

Typhoon  Lekima, located about 275 nm SSW of Kaldena AB was moving NW at 7 knots with max winds to 110 knots  and significant wave heights to 39 feet.  Conditions favor some additional strengthening and Lekima could reach max winds of 120-130 knots over the 24 hours as it passes north of Taiwan.

Typhoon Lekima Forecast Track


Typhoon Krosa, located about 182 nm south of Iwo To was moving NNW at 4 knots with max winds to 70 knots and significant wave heights to 28 feet.  Krosa is also under favorable conditions  and could reach max winds of 80-90 knots over the next 48 hours.

Typhoon Krosa Forecast Track


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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