North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook

The upper-level jet stream continues to be displaced south of 40 N latitude across the western North Pacific while an Omega Block is situated over the eastern North Pacific.

NOAA OPC 500 mb Forecast

Storm tracks over the western North Pacific will be mainly between 35N and 40N latitudes with frequent gale to storm (briefly hurricane force) westerlies likely south of lows. These conditions will adversely affect westbound shipping bound for East Asian ports. 



NOAA OPC Surface Forecast

In addition, Santa Ana winds are expected to push into Southern California over the next few days.  

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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