gCaptain reports the Bering Sea has been hit by an unusual severe storm as a result of a rapidly forming record low.
An update at 1630 UTC Saturday said that Post-tropical Nuri remains a hurricane force low with winds ? 64 knots, a central pressure of 928mb, and significant wave heights of 31 to 48 feet in the Bering Sea. Remember, significant wave heights are calculated as the average height of the highest 1/3 of waves. Individual waves could be more than twice that size (that’s 100 feet!).
This is why we need truly substantial ships to operate in this area.