Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 23 January 2017

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 early Tuesday morning and to south 25 to 35 early Tuesday afternoon.

Periods of rain beginning early Tuesday afternoon.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 near midnight then building to 2 to 3 Tuesday afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2017
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45.
Friday Wind south 45 to 55 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 23 January 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 23 January 2017 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening ridge located off the Central
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 23 January 2017 A frontal system will be approaching the northern offshore waters
tonight and Tuesday and move across the northern waters Tuesday night
and Wednesday morning. Gale force southeasterlies will develop ahead
of the front. Winds will shift to moderate to strong southwest
Behind the front.

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