North Atlantic Marine Weather Outlook

NOAA OPC 500 mb Forecast Chart

The upper level block over the northeastern North Atlantic remains, however, has drifted somewhat southward since last week.  

A strong upper-level jet remains from off the US Southeast Coast northeastward to south of Iceland but turns east then east-southeast across the North Sea. 

This will allow gale to storm northwesterly winds and rough seas to enter the North Sea.  Possible strong coastal low expected to move up along the US East Coast by this weekend.

NOAA OPC 48 hour Surface Forecast

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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