Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

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.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 this afternoon and to 1 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2017
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 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

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 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
Gwaii.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 997 mb located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday building ridge located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 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
Northward.

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
elsewhere.

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