Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind northeasterly 5 to 15 knots except northeast 20 near Cape St. James. Wind becoming easterly 15 to 25 near noon then veering to southeast 20 to 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to easterly 10 to 20 near noon Sunday.

A few showers beginning this morning and ending Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017
Monday Wind light becoming northwest 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 20.

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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

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 21 January 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 980 mb located 300 miles west of Astoria.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 984 mb located 240 miles
southwest of Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching low 972 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 21 January 2017 A weak area of low pressure centred to the southwest of the Explorer
region will drift northwestward towards Bowie during the day today
then dissipate tonight. A deeper and more intense low will take its
place south of Explorer on Sunday. Meanwhile, an Arctic ridge of
High pressure will lie over the Northern BC Interior.

Moderate to strong east or northeast winds will tend to veer to
southeast over most areas today as the leading low shifts
northwestward with marginal gale force southeasterlies possible
Over some of the southern and central waters today. Widespread gales
will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday ahead
of the next low. Strong to gale force northeast outflow winds will
develop through the mainland inlets as the ridge builds.

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