Hurricane Force Storm expected along US West Coast

A rapidly deepening storm low is forecast to develop over the eastern North Pacific by early Tuesday moving east-southeastward reaching the US West Coast by Tuesday evening with winds of 55-70 knots and seas building up to 38 feet (11.6 meters) within 180 nm west and southwest of the center. 

Northern California Coast from Point St. George to Point Arena between 60 NM and 150 NM offshore- NOAA Marine Forecast


TONIGHT…N winds 20 to 30 kt. Seas 11 to 14 ft.
TUE…SW winds 15 to 25 kt, becoming W 50 to 60 kt. Seas 10 to 12 ft, building to 14 to 23 ft.
TUE NIGHT…NW winds 55 to 70 kt, diminishing to 35 to 45 kt. Seas 24 to 39 ft. Scattered showers and tstms.

NOAA OPC Forecast Surface map for 1200 UTC 26 November 2019

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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