Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 2017

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20 this morning then backing to south 15 to 20 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening then becoming southeast 25 to 35 Monday evening.

Periods of rain ending Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 2017
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 or less near noon then building to 1 to 2 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 2017
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots backing to south 20.
Thursday Wind south 20 knots diminishing to light.

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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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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 August 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 PDT 20 August 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 7:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over northern
Haida Gwaii.
By noon PDT today frontal system located over the North Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM PDT 20 August 2017 A frontal system will approach the coast slowly today with southeast
gales forecast to develop in Dixon East and Northern Hecate Strait
On Monday evening.

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