North Atlantic Maritime Weather Outlook

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NOAA OPC 72 hour 500 mb Forecast

An upper-level ridge will build near and over Ireland during the next few days resulting in a strengthening surface high pressure area which will block North Atlantic storms from Northern Europe.




At the same time, a cut-off upper low near Morocco, will enhance surface low pressure over northwestern Africa causing strong to gale force winds and rough seas over the western Mediterranean Sea.    

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NOAA OPC 72 hour Surface 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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