North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook

The primary jet stream continues to be displaced south of 40 N latitude over the western and central North Pacific then turns northeastward towards the Gulf of Alaska due to a persistent blocking ridge over the easternmost North Pacific. 

NOAA OPC 500mb Forecast Track


As a result the primary storm tracks will be from south of Japan to near 42N/180 then northeast over the Gulf of Alaska. Frequent gale to storm westerlies likely south of low pressure centers with brief intervals of hurricane-force conditions possible, especially in the central North Pacific.

NOAA OPC 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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