North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook
NOAA OPC 500 mb Forecast Chart
The prevailing upper-level jet will be oriented mostly west to east across the North Pacific south of 45 N latitude.
The prevailing low tracks for the next several days across the North Pacific will be from Japan near 40N latitude east-northeastward to near 45N/155W then northeastward.
NOAA OPC Surface Forecast Chart
Expecting frequent gale to storm force winds and seas near and south of lows.
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.