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Old 16-01-2013, 20:08   #1
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Huge North Pacific Storm

Giant storm brewing. Lord have mercy on sailors at sea.


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Old 16-01-2013, 21:27   #2
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

Its an ill wind that blows nobody any good--Mavericks is on for Sunday.
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Old 16-01-2013, 21:29   #3
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

The storm is sending very large waves down here to Kona. Supposed to hit late tonight. Glad we got back in town so I could be sure the boat is secure.
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

I just looked at the weatherfax. Northeast Pacific WX Briefing Package

That is effing ugly.
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932 mb!

That's crazy. Most hurricanes don't get that low.
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932 mb!

That's crazy. Most hurricanes don't get that low.
Where did you see 932? I saw 970 on the NOAA 96 hour forecast on the weatherfax.
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

It is a hurricane...
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

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A very dangerous 936 mb storm peaked today over the western North Pacific with a min pressure of 932 mb and is moving northeast at 25 knots with hurricane force winds and very high sea and swell conditions.
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

A 7 day grib looks OK for the west coast.
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

But boy, it sure looks nasty from above.

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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

Jack, the weather map you posted shows winds of 60 and 70 knots off the north end of Vancouver Isl. Rough passage on the Prince Rupert ferry.
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Jack, the weather map you posted shows winds of 60 and 70 knots off the north end of Vancouver Isl. Rough passage on the Prince Rupert ferry.
Yep, North of Van Isle is where they had the sea bouy that measures wave height. Each winter reportedly it gets over 100 ft on occcassion....
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

That's got to be the longest fetch on the planet, with the exception of the Southern Ocean, which is unlimited fetch south of 57 South, I suppose.
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Re: Huge North Pacific Storm

Astrid better put her storm shutters on!
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