Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots except northeast 25 over northern sections early this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday morning and to variable 5 to 15 Wednesday afternoon.



Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 overnight and to 4 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Saturday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 05:13 AM PST 17 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 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 6:00 a.m. PST today low 984 mb located over northwestern
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 973 mb located 90 miles
west of Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 17 January 2017 An area of low pressure will cross the northern part of Explorer
early this morning and will track northward off the west coast of
Haida Gwaii during the day today to lie about 90 miles west of
Langara Island by late this evening.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds currently over the southern
and central waters will spread northward into Hecate Strait this
morning as the low moves northward. Meanwhile, strong to gale
Force winds are expected north and west of the low's track over the
central and northern offshore waters and off the west coast of Haida
Gwaii. Winds will ease off to moderate to strong over most areas by
Wednesday afternoon.

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