March 30, 2020

80knot (150kph) 949mb Hurricane nears Aleutians

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

    Forecast Issued 05:00 AM PDT Monday 30 March 2020 - Monday: Showers ending this morning then mainly cloudy with 30 percent chance of showers. Windy early this morning. High 8. UV index 3 or moderate. Monday night: Mainly cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 1. Tuesday: Showers. High 8. UV index 1 or low. Tuesday night: Showers. Low plus 2. Wednesday: Sunny. High 11. Wednesday night: Cloudy periods. Low plus 1. Thursday: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of flurries or rain showers. High 8. Thursday night: Clear. Low minus 2. Friday: Sunny. High 13. Friday night: Clear. Low zero. Saturday: A mix of sun and cloud. High 10. Saturday night: Cloudy with 60 percent chance of showers. Low plus 2. Sunday: A mix of sun and cloud with 30 percent chance of showers. High 12.

  • Current Conditions
    Temperature
    4.3° C
    -0.6 ° C/hr
    Barometer
    99.92 kPa
    0.0
    Wind
    S 13 km/h
    gusting 21 km/h
    Humidity
    89 %
    Rain Rate
    0.0 mm/hr
    Wind Chill
    1.3° C
    Heat Index
    4.3° C
    Dewpoint
    2.7° C
    UV
    0.0
    Solar
    0 W/m2
    Last Updated: 6:40:00 PDT
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  • Today's Almanac
    Rain since Midnight
    14.0 mm
    Continuous Rainfall (< 24hr gap)
    34.3 mm since
    March 28, 2020 00:03
    Civil Rise
    06:26
    Moon Phase
    First quarter (31% full)
    Civil Set
    20:21
    Day Length
    13:23:27
    Day High
    5.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day Low
    4.3° C @ 06:31 Tdy.
    Day High Rain Rate
    13.0mm/hr @ 02:45 Tdy.
    Day High Barometer
    100.04 kPa @ 00:14 Tdy.
    Day Low Barometer
    99.58 kPa @ 02:29 Tdy.
    Day Low Windchill
    -1.1° C @ 06:18 Tdy.
    Day High Heat Index
    5.3° C @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High Wind Gust
    S 24km/h @ 06:20 Tdy.
    Day High Solar Radiation
    0W/m2 @ 00:00 Tdy.
    Day High UV Index
    0.0 @ 00:00 Tdy.

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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