North Pacific Marine Weather


NOAA OPC 500 mb Forecast

The upper-level Jet over the North Pacific continues to be displaced mostly south of 40 N latitude over the western North Pacific then turns northeastward towards the Gulf of Alaska.  




This pattern will continue the primary storm tracks from east of Japan east-northeast towards 40N/180 then northeastward towards the Gulf of Alaska.  Strongest winds and heaviest seas are likely near and south of the storm tracks. 

NOAA OPC Surface Forecast 1200UTC  5 Feb 2022


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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