Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 late this afternoon then diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning. Wind backing to southwesterly 15 to 25 near noon Tuesday then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain ending near midnight. Fog patches dissipating early this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2015

'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 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight warm front located on a line east-west
over central BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 1003 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PST 26 January 2015 A low pressure centre over Northern Explorer this morning will reach
Hecate Strait this evening and then move into the B.C. Interior
overnight. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will develop
ahead of the low today and then shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake tonight.

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