Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2014

Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight then backing to southeast 35 to 45 Friday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 60 Friday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening with risk of thunderstorms then to rain Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2014
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 December 2014

'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 PM PST 18 December 2014 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:17 AM PST 18 December 2014 An intense frontal system is moving across the BC coast today. Ahead
of the front, storm to hurricane force southeasterlies over northern
and central waters will shift to strong southerlies in its wake.
Strong southeasterlies over the inner South Coast waters will rise to
gale force this afternoon. Very high seas will build, reaching up to
9 metres over northern and central waters.

On Friday a trough of low pressure will track across northern waters.
Ahead of the trough, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore waters tonight and spread to the North Coast Friday morning.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterly behind the
trough.

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