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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 August 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southwesterly inflow 5 to 15 knots increasing to southwesterly inflow 15 to 20 this afternoon then diminishing to light late this evening. Wind increasing to southwesterly inflow 10 to 15 Thursday afternoon and to southwesterly inflow 25 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 August 2017
Friday Wind southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southwesterly inflow 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind light becoming southwesterly inflow 15 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 August 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 1004 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 16 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure will remain over Vancouver Island today
while a dissipating 1004 millibar low moves into the Northern Alaska
Panhandle. On Thursday, a frontal system will reach Bowie in the
morning and the North Coast near mid-day.

Light to moderate variable winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast today and Thursday. Moderate to strong westerlies through Juan
de Fuca Strait will reach gale force tonight.

Over the North Coast, strong southwesterlies will gradually ease
today as the low moves off. Gale force southeast winds will develop
ahead of the next frontal system and shift to strong west or
southwesterly in its wake.

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