Super Typhoon Forecast over Western Pacific

TS Bolaven Satellite Image

Tropical Storm Bolaven over the western North Pacific ESE of Guam is packing winds to 60 kts  and significant wave heights to 27 ft as it moves NW at 14 kts. TS Bolaven will reach typhoon strength shortly, reaching near 100 kts in about 24-36 hrs and possibly to 130 kts in 48 hrs.  Increasing shear is expected to weaken the system after about 72 hrs. 





Along the forecast track, Bolaven will pass near or over Tinian or Saipan (north of Guam) about 0600 UTC on the 10th.

Bolaven Forecast Track

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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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