The Omega Block

At times, an upper-level feature develops called the Omega Block which can be seen in this 500mb forecast chart as the contours take on the shape of the Greek letter Omega around a semi-stationary High centered over the Gulf of Alaska.

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So there is a lot of talk about this storm here on the West Coast, even that it could be a record breaker. What’s the scoop, Fred?

Not much to speak about from a marine perspective - just a normal Gale low as far as I can see.

NOAA Surface Analysis

NOAA 48Hr Surface Forecast