North Atlantic Marine Weather Outlook

North Atlantic Jet Stream

NOAA OPC 500 mb Forecast Chart

A strong jet stream will prevail across the North Atlantic this week from off the US East Coast east then northeastward across the UK into Northern Europe. 


 Frequent gale to storm to occasionally hurricane-force winds and seas  are expected near and south of low pressure systems. As a result, westbound shipping will likely encounter delays.

North Atlantic Stormtracks

NOAA OPC North Atlantic 48 hour Forecast Chart


Intense storm lows will likely move from the central North Atlantic east-northeastward then eastward across the UK and North Sea into northern Europe on/about February 16th and again on the 18th. 



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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