Hurricane Force Storm Expected over Central North Pacific

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 0000UTC 10 October

A rapidly developing Storm east of Japan will move NE during October 10-11th reaching into the southern Bering Sea by October 12th.  Max winds are forecast to reach hurricane strength in about 24 hours peaking at 75-80 kts with significant wave heights building to 14.5 meters (about 48 ft). Hurricane force winds will extend outward up to 300 nm from the center with minimum central pressure expected to drop to 946 mb.

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 1200UTC 11 October

This storm will likely cause some delays to North Pacific shipping lanes over the next few days.

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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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