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Old 17-01-2013, 13:33   #16
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

Yep. Fetch enough to lose its regular importance for waves' growth.

The other day I got educated that wind waves' lifespan is limited and so in 'endless' fetch (like say the Southern Ocean) there are no waves older than say X time period. Only seismic waves grow old ...

Sort of the regular wind waves extend, split and multiply just like human population does - by interfering with the others others. This too justifies higher than 'due share' (say a normal distribution) of abnormal waves. Call it fat tail or something.

Anyways, would love to see one of those extreme waves, sure thing from a safe location though.

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Old 17-01-2013, 15:23   #17
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

You got your storm cellar ready Astrid? I see some winds of 115 knots buried in the south east quadrant of the storm.
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Old 18-01-2013, 15:21   #18
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

There is another super Low developing.
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Old 18-01-2013, 15:59   #19
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

I hope my boat doesn't fall off its stands if the winds pick up.

The Port Townsend yard is waiting for warm enough temps to apply bottom paint.

At least, it's surrounded by tall buildings and a hill.
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Old 18-01-2013, 16:20   #20
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

Does not look like much fun.

Things are getting interesting further south in the Pacific too (though not as extreme). Looking at today's weather info, two of the classic gap winds here are poised to crank up at the same time. Both the tehuanpecer (Mexico) and Papagayo (Nicaragua) winds. Also, looks like a similar effect down in Panama (although I don't know that this one has a name).
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Old 18-01-2013, 16:23   #21
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Wow, looks nasty from above, sure glad I am not anywhere near there!
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Old 28-01-2013, 00:28   #22
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

Well, it's about to hit the Seattle area and up in the mountains tomorrow in form of heavy rain and snow. No wind warnings though.
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

And things in the North Pacific haven't settled down at all.
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

Certainly hasn't. We have rain forecast all through the week, and some gale force winds out west of the islands. We had a pretty hefty storm sweep through last week, but fortunately fairly well sheltered where I am.
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What surprises me is the number of storms with hurricane winds. They have been coming through, one after the other. Thankfully they moderate down quite quickly but they are still hefty storms.
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I just hope the tugs towing the Kulluk are battened down.
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Thanks for the welfare report Astrid!
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