Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 near noon.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 4 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to south 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35.
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.

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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)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 7 February 2016 A frontal system will stay on a line northeast-southwest near
Haida Gwaii today. The system will slowly shift northwestward
Tonight and will reach Northern Bowie by Monday morning. It
Will arrive the Gulf of Alaska by Monday afternoon. Associated with
the front, gale to storm force southerly or southeasterly winds will
prevail over most northern and central waters today through Monday.

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