Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 to 35 knots becoming northeast 20 to 30 this afternoon then diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 this evening. Wind backing to northwest 10 to 15 late overnight then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

Chance of showers or flurries.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening then building to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 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 4:00 AM PST 24 February 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building high located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1017 mb located west of Tofino.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1015 mb located south of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PST 24 February 2017 An area of high pressure will remain west of the offshore waters. An
low pressure center forming near Tofino will drift southwards through
today. A trough of low pressure will sweep down the North Coast late

Strong to gale force northeasterlies will continue this morning,
northwest of the Tofino low. Northern waters will see an increase to
strong to gale force northerly winds on Saturday morning. These winds
will spread southwards Saturday afternoon, keeping west of Vancouver

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