Hurricane-Force Storm Forecast over West Pacific

NOAA OPC 48 hour Surface Forecast

A developing complex gale low system south-southeast of Japan is forecast to deepen to a storm-force low over the western North Pacific east of Japan during the next 36-48 hours.




Thereafter, this system will  deepen rapidly into a hurricane-force 949 mb storm over the west-central North Pacific by the 13th with significant wave heights building to 14 meters (46 feet) as it moves across some of the main shipping lanes in the North Pacific.

NOAA OPC 96 hour Surface Forecast











NOAA OPC 96 hour Significant Wave 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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