Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 this morning then becoming westerly 25 near noon. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 20 near midnight.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind west 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 07:40 AM PDT 30 March 2015

'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 4:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 997 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 996 mb located near the Alaska panhandle.

At noon PDT Tuesday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PDT 30 March 2015 A low pressure system over Northwestern Explorer this morning will
track northeastward to the Alaska Panhandle this afternoon. Ahead of
the low gale force southerly winds will continue through the day over
most central and northern waters. Gale to storm force southeast winds
are expected near the headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island North
this morning. Winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake.

A trough of low pressure will approach the offshore waters near
midday Tuesday. Behind the trough strong to gale force westerly or
northwesterly winds will develop over northern offshore waters.

Meanwhile, strong to gale force westerly winds will prevail through
Central and Eastern Juan de Fuca Strait tonight and Tuesday.

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