Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 near noon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 Sunday afternoon.

Rain beginning near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 overnight then subsiding to 4 to 6 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016
Monday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 35 to 45 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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 6 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 6 February 2016 A frontal system will approach the offshore waters this afternoon.
The system will move eastward to Bowie by Sunday morning and will
reach the North Coast by Sunday afternoon. Ahead of the front, gale
to storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over northern and
central waters later today through Sunday.

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