Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 November 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming south 25 to 35 near noon then veering to southwest 30 to 40 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late this evening and to south 5 to 15 early Saturday morning. Wind becoming light late Saturday morning then becoming northwest 5 to 15 Saturday evening.

Rain beginning near noon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 November 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 early this afternoon and to 3 to 4 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 November 2017
Sunday Wind west 15 knots.
Monday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 November 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 PST 17 November 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 988 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday weakening low 997 mb located over the
Gulf of Alaska.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday low 1004 mb located west of Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 998 mb located near Cape St. James.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 17 November 2017 A low pressure system will remain over the Gulf of Alaska through
tonight. Gale force southwesterly winds will continue over most
northern and central waters today and this evening.

Another low pressure system will develop west of Explorer Saturday
morning. The system will move northeastward across Explorer and
Reach Southern Hecate Strait late Saturday afternoon. The associated
front will remain on a line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte
Sound. Gale to storm force southerly winds will develop over central
and southern waters on Saturday.

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