Sun. Sep 23rd, 2018

80knot (150kph) 949mb Hurricane nears Aleutians

  • Vancouver Island Inland Sections Forecast - No watches or warnings in effect.

    Forecast Issued 4:00 PM PDT Saturday 22 September 2018 - Saturday night: Showers ending late this evening then mainly cloudy. Low 10. Sunday: Mainly cloudy. Clearing in the afternoon. High 18. UV index 4 or moderate. Sunday night: Clear. Increasing cloudiness after midnight. Fog patches developing overnight. Low 7. Monday: Sunny. High 20. Monday night: Clear. Low plus 5. Tuesday: Sunny. High 21. Tuesday night: Clear. Low 7. Wednesday: Sunny. High 22. Wednesday night: Clear. Low 9. Thursday: Sunny. High 20. Thursday night: Clear. Low 8. Friday: Sunny. High 19.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    12.1° C
    -0.3 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    101.6 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    SE 5.6 km/h
    gusting 11.3 km/h
    Humidity
    97 %
    Rain Rate
    1.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    12.1° C
    Heat Index
    12.1° C
    Dewpoint
    11.6° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 0:00:00 PST
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  • Day Almanac
    Day's Rain
    20.8 mm
    Day ET
    0.0 mm mm
    Rain Storm
    NotAvailable mm
    Civil Rise
    06:34
    Moon Phase
    Waxing gibbous (97% full)
    Civil Set
    19:47
    Day Length
    13:11:28
    Day High
    18.8° C @ 12:29 Ystd
    Day Low
    12.1° C @ 23:58 Ystd
    Day High Rain Rate
    24.9mm/hr @ 15:22 Ystd
    Day High Barometer
    101.6 kPa @ 23:59 Ystd
    Day Low Barometer
    100.68 kPa @ 00:28 Ystd.
    Day Low Windchill
    12.1° C @ 23:58 Ystd
    Day High Heat Index
    18.8° C @ 12:29 Ystd
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 11.1km/h @ 10:45 Ystd
    Day High Solar Radiation
    1121W/m2 @ 12:27 Ystd
    Day High UV Index
    4.7 @ 12:24 Ystd

In the admittedly short time of this blog, don’t know if I’ve seen a forecast for winds this strong on the weather charts. Below is the current 48hr outlook (There is a larger version available through the Forecast Menu, Weather Charts, North Pacific). That flag right below the “L” is 50+10+10+10… 80knots.
80knot Hurricane forecast

Its forecast is to weaken considerably by the time it reaches the Gulf of Alaska by Thursday (to 970mb), and the associated frontal system is currently producing more modest 40knot winds.

That said, the winter storm season has definitely arrived! Imagine being a crabber in the Beaufort Sea or crew on a freighter to Japan! CRAZY!

UPDATE: The updated forecast cuts the worst winds up there to 70knots and the front won’t reach in any big kind of way as our nice little ridge of High Pressure continues to protect us.

UPDATE: The new 24hr forecasts the above low to peak at 85knots… about 160kph (and that’s sustained, gusts would be greater than that). In the tropics that cross into a Category 2 on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Weeee!

4 thoughts on “80knot (150kph) 949mb Hurricane nears Aleutians

  1. Just a second here while I go out and secure all the tree roots. It would be nice not to have a repeat of the storms of 06, Nice Map, Chris.

  2. Boy, am I sure glad my Deadliest Catch game doesn’t have realtime weather updates… it’d make King Crab season miserable…

  3. haha. Ya, don’t know how those people fish out of Dutch Harbour in driving snow, 50knot winds and montrous seas. No wonder king crab is so expensive.

  4. King Crab is the “easy” season to fish… Snow Crab is worse, then your dealing with ice up conditions. Lets beat ice off the boat for 4 hours before we fish for 20 hours, and then sleep for 2 hours.

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