Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 25 late this morning then backing to southerly 20 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 late this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2017
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots.

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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
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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 28 February 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary low located over the Gulf
of Alaska.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough from low located from the Gulf of
Alaska to Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located from the Gulf of
Alaska to BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 28 February 2017 A low pressure centre will remain over the Gulf of Alaska. A trough
from the low extending to Haida Gwaii will move into the BC Interior
this afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will continue this morning
ahead of the trough. Strong to gale force westerly or northwesterly
winds will prevail over the northern and central waters today and
tonight behind the trough. Winds will become moderate to strong
westerly on Wednesday as the system weakens.

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