North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook

NOAA OPC 500 mb Analysis

A large and deep upper-level low over the western North Pacific is reflected at the surface by an intense 952 low with storm to hurricane force winds west and south of the center with significant wave heights up to 13 meters (43 feet).  This system will slowly weaken as it moves east-north east towards the Bering Sea over the next few days. 

Over the eastern North Pacific a high-pressure Omega Block prevails between 130W and 160W which will prevent storms from entering the Gulf of Alaska.  Low pressure over the US West combined with the high over the eastern North Pacific will produce strong to near gale N-NW winds along the US West Coast. 

NOAA OPc Surface Analysis


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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