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NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 06Z 25 Feb 2013

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 06Z 25 Feb 2013

The hurricane force storm that was over the western North Atlantic shipping lanes Feb. 23rd-24th has weakened and turned northward towards Greenland, however, a second storm has developed off the US East Coast over night moving eastward and is also producing storm to hurricane force winds (50-65 knots) with waves forecast to build also up to over 11 meters (38 feet) by this evening over the shipping lanes between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean sea and US east and gulf ports

NOAA OPC Wave Forecast 00Z 26 Feb 2013

NOAA OPC Wave Forecast 00Z 26 Feb 2013

ORIGINAL (Feb 22)

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 18Z 22 Feb 2013

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis 18Z 22 Feb 2013

An intense storm low over the west-central North Atlantic was producing storm to hurricane force winds (50-65 knots) and waves building up to 11 meters (36 ft.) during the next 18-24 hours within 300 NM southwest of the center. This system is developing along the shipping routes between Northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea to/from US East and Gulf Ports and will likely cause some delays.

NOAA OPC Wave Forecast 12Z 23 February 2013

NOAA OPC Wave Forecast 12Z 23 February 2013

Via Ocean Weather Services Blog

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