Hecate Strait - northern half
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 April 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late this afternoon and to southwest 10 to 15 late overnight. Wind veering to northwest 10 to 15 Thursday evening.
Periods of rain changing to chance of showers tonight and Thursday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - northern halfIssued 10:30 AM PDT 26 April 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 992 mb located over northern Haida
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 997 mb located off the Alaska
At 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday building ridge located over the offshore
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:27 AM PDT 26 April 2017 A 992 millibar low over Northern Haida Gwaii this morning will move
slowly northward to lie off the Alaska Panhandle this afternoon.
As the low crosses Dixon Entrance today, gale force south or
southeast winds will affect Hecate Strait and parts of Dixon
Entrance. A large area of gale force westerlies will follow the low
off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. Winds will ease below gale
Force this evening as the low continues to weaken and pull
On Thursday, a ridge of high pressure will build over the offshore
waters and will cause winds to veer to moderate to strong northwest
over the South Coast while winds remain mostly light to moderate
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