Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 15 early Saturday morning then increasing to easterly 15 to 25 near noon Saturday.

A few showers ending near noon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning.
Monday Wind light becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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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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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over
Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday trough located south of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday trough located on a line east-west over
northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 20 January 2017 A frontal system over Explorer will weaken today. Easterly marginal
gales across Explorer and the southwest of Vancouver Island will
Ease to strong easterlies by this afternoon. Also, outflow gales
through Howe Sound will ease by this afternoon.

Arctic air over the Northern BC Interior will drive gale force
northerly outflow tonight into Saturday morning for Dixon
Entrance east.

A trough of low pressure will approach Vancouver Island from the
south on Saturday morning and then move onto the Central Coast
Saturday evening. Gale force southeasterlies are expected for much
Of the South Coast waters during the day then spreading to central
waters late in the day.

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