Hurricane-Force Storm Low over the North Pacific

Satellite Image North Pacific

An Intense 955 mb hurricane-force storm low (X Bolaven) centered over the west-central North Pacific is moving east at 25 kts with max winds 55 to 75 kts with seas to 15 meters (49 ft) up to 240 nm from the center. 

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis


Hurricane force winds are forecast to continue near the center for at least another 24 hours as the storm moves eastward and slowly weakens.  Significant shipping delays may be experience on some westbound routes.

NOAA OPC Wave Analysis

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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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