West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to southerly 10 to 20 early Thursday morning then to east 10 to 20 Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2017
Friday Wind south 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to south 25 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
Ice Conditions

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located over southern Haida Gwaii.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing trough located over Hecate
Strait.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Thursday cold front located off Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Thursday cold front located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PDT 22 March 2017 A trough of low pressure over Southern Haida Gwaii will cross
Hecate Strait tonight. The trough will bring southwesterly gales
Over Queen Charlotte Sound. The winds will ease below gales by early
Thursday morning as the trough departs inland.

The next cold front will track across Explorer Thursday morning and
lie north-south over Eastern Queen Charlotte Sound by the evening.
Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will develop over
Explorer Thursday morning and spread to central waters near noon.
Winds will increase to storm force southeasterlies in the afternoon
over West Vancouver Island North as the front approaches.

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