Hurricane Force Storm forecast over central North Pacific shipping Lanes

A strong 500MB jet lies west to east across the North Pacific south of 40N latitude and will cause a developing hurricane force storm to develop over the central North Pacific shipping lanes over the next 2-3 days.

Update: A developing gale low over the western North Pacific, east of Japan will deepen rapidly over the central North Pacific reaching 958 MB by 00z/14th and 949 MB by 00Z 15th. This will be a dangerous storm as it travels ENE across the primary North Pacific shipping lanes.

North Pacific Storm Update

A quick update this morning - The developing storm over the central North Pacific is still forecast to reach 948 MB over the next 18-24 hours with winds increasing 65-90 knots and seas building over 16 meters (52 feet) within 240NM west and south of the center. By 00Z/15th seas may build as high as 18 Meters (59 feet).

Dangerous North Pacific Storm Packing 90 knot winds

Thursday update: The intense and dangerous North Pacific storm continues to pack winds to 90 knots and wave heights to 50 feet (15.2 meters) this morning. Read more:

now this a very interesting picture…

very glad not to be there!

From Kamchatka to the Coast, it sucks everywhere. Glad to be ashore right now.

here is the latest 48hour forecast map…looks like California will be spared a walloping