North Pacific Marine Weather Outlook

500 mb chart

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.

Sfc forecast

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.
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