Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 March 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 this evening then backing to southerly 10 to 20 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early Saturday afternoon and to southeast 30 to 40 Saturday evening.

Chance of showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 March 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning then building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 March 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday departing low located 100 miles northwest
of Prince Rupert.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Saturday approaching frontal system located near
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 24 March 2017 A low pressure system over Haida Gwaii will move northward to lie
over the Northern Alaskan Panhandle by early Saturday morning.
Northwesterly gale force winds over offshore waters will subside to
strong westerlies tonight. Gale force southerly winds will soon
Shift to gale force northwesterly over northern and central waters
this evening then ease below gales early Saturday morning.

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