Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots except north 40 to 50 over western sections. Wind becoming southwest 30 to 40 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 overnight. Wind diminishing to light near noon Wednesday then increasing to northeast 20 Wednesday evening.

Showers ending overnight. Risk of thunderstorms this morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this morning and to 2 to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 October 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:30 AM PDT 25 October 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening low 980 mb located over northern
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 996 mb located over central Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 992 mb located off the Washington

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:41 AM PDT 25 October 2016 An intense 976 MB low over Northern Explorer will track slowly
northward today and weaken to 996 MB by the time it reaches Central
Bowie late tonight. A second 990 MB low will approach Southern
Explorer late Wednesday.

Over southern waters gale to storm force southeast winds will ease to
strong to gale force southerlies this morning and then to moderate
To strong southeast tonight. Strong to gale force southeasterlies
will prevail over the inner straits today. The second low will bring
southeast gales to southern sections late Wednesday.

Over central waters gale to storm force easterly winds will become
gale force southeast this morning while the far north will
Experience strong northeast winds today except gale force outflow
near the mainland inlets. Winds will become strong to gale force
southeast overnight then moderate to strong southeast on Wednesday.

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