Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 near noon and to westerly 10 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light near noon Thursday.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2017
Friday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 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.

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 18 January 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 966 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located over the Alaska
panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over northern Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 18 January 2017 A low pressure centre over Northern Bowie will move northward to lie
over the Alaska Panhandle this evening.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies over the central and northern
waters will ease this morning as the low departs.

A trough of low pressure approaching Vancouver Island this morning
will maintain gale to storm force southeasterly winds over the
southern waters. These winds will ease late this afternoon as the
trough weakens.

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