Winter Hurricane Force Storm over North Atlantic

A complex low pressure system extended from the Great Lakes to off the US East Coast on the 23rd moving rapidly eastward.

NOAA Satellite Image









By early on the 25th the now rapidly deepening system was consolidating into a single hurricane-force storm system southeast of Newfoundland. 

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 25 Feb 2023 1200Z







During the next 18-24 hours the storm deepened rapidly to a 944 mb storm east of Cape Race with winds of 60-80 knots and significant wave heights of up to 14.5 meters (48 ft) within 240-300 nm south and west of the center.

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 26 Feb 2023 1200UTC








NOAA North Atlantic Wave Height Analysis



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Fred Pickhardt

Ocean Weather Services 




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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