Queen Charlotte Sound
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 August 2017
Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 20 this evening then backing to southwest 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind southwest 5 to 15 Friday.
Rain changing to chance of showers tonight.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte SoundIssued 6:21 PM PDT 17 August 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 4:00 PM PDT 17 August 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over northern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Hecate Strait.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 PM PDT 17 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure extending north to south through Northern
Vancouver Island has weakened allowing a frontal system to the
North moves southwards. The frontal system extending northeast to
southwest through Hecate Strait late this afternoon will move
southwards and dissipate off the Central Coast this evening.
Light to moderate variable winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast tonight except for moderate to strong westerlies will continue
through Juan de Fuca Strait.
Over northern waters, strong locally gale force south to southeast
winds ahead of the frontal system will shift to strong west or
southwesterly in its wake.
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