West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots except southeast 25 to 35 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 early Saturday morning then diminishing to variable 15 to 25 late Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northerly 25 to 35 Saturday evening.
Periods of rain ending Saturday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2016
'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 10:30 AM PST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over
At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 993 mb located over northern Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:28 AM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior today through Saturday. Gale force outflow
Winds are expected through mainland inlets through Saturday. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near Northern Mainland inlets.
A weakening frontal system over Haida Gwaii is giving gale
Force easterlies to northern and central waters today. A low pressure
centre associated with this system will move over Northern Explorer
by this afternoon with gale force southwesterly
Winds over Explorer.
Pacific - North Coast Area
- Bowie - northern half
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West
- Douglas Channel
- Explorer - northwestern half
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- Arctic - Western Arctic
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- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
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