Queen Charlotte Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 50 to 65 knots diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 early this morning and to southwest 25 to 30 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 late this afternoon then increasing to south 20 to 30 overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 Wednesday morning then increasing to south 35 Wednesday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 5 late this morning and to 4 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2015
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2015

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 PDT 28 April 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 978 mb located off Langara.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 978 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located from Prince Rupert
to Tofino.
By noon PDT today departing cold front located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing ridge located over the
Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 AM PDT 28 April 2015 An intense 978 millibar low just off Langara this morning will move
rapidly up the Alaska Panhandle today. A cold front extending
southward from the low centre will sweep through the coast this
morning.
Storm to hurricane force southeasterlies ahead of the low will shift
rapidly to gale to storm force southwest in its wake this morning
with local hurricane force winds over parts Queen Charlotte Sound.
Winds will remain mostly moderate to strong over the far south with
local southeast gales expected over Georgia Strait this morning.

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