TC Ernie Update

TC Ernie IR Satellite Photo

TC Ernie IR Satellite Photo

TC Ernie deepened rapidly during the past 24 hours and as of 1800Z April 17th was about 435 NM N-NW of Learmonth, Australia and was moving towards the S-SW at 2 knots.  Max winds are estimated to be 130 knots with a max significant wave height of 41 feet (about 12.5 meters).  A turn towards the southwest, later west is forecast as well as gradual weakening after 12-24 hours.


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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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