Rapidly deepening Storm over NW Pacific

NOAA OPC Western Pacific Surface Analysis 12Z 27 Jan 2023

A rapidly deepening gale low east of Japan will move northeast, deepen to 952 mb with winds to hurricane force up to 70 kts and significant wave heights building to to 14.5 meters (48 feet) over the next 24-48 hours. The storm will turn northward and pass over the western Bering Sea, then traking northwest and weakening near Kamchaka.


NOAA OPC Surface Forecast for 12Z 29 Jan 2023 

NOAA OPC Wave Height ForecastEach year there are, on average, about 6 hurricanes in the North Atlantic, 8 in the Eastern North Pacific and 17 Typhoons in the western North Pacific. Few people (outside of Mariners) realize that there is another season of hurricane winds that occurs over both the North Atlantic and the North Pacific Ocean and runs from September to May. These storms do not track through the tropics, but instead are associated with the extratropical cyclones of the mid-latitudes.

Link  https://oceanweatherservices.com/blog/2021/11/03/the-other-hurricane-season/



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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