West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 November 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind south 25 to 35 knots except south 45 near the headlands. Wind becoming south 35 to 45 this afternoon except south 50 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late overnight then veering to northwest 10 to 20 early Sunday morning. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon then diminishing to light Sunday evening.
Rain ending near noon Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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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 18 November 2017
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 18 November 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape St. James.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 1001 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 997 mb located near Cape St. James.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:18 AM PST 18 November 2017 A 1001 millibar low developing west of Explorer will move
northeastward to lie near cape St. James late this afternoon and
The mainland North Coast this evening. An associated frontal system
on a northeast to southwest line through Northern Queen Charlotte
Sound will move slowly southwards to lie through Northern Vancouver
Island by early Sunday morning then cross the South Coast on Sunday.
Gale force southerly winds will prevail ahead of the front. Winds
will rise to storm force southeasterly this afternoon near Northern
Vancouver Island and over the central waters as the low approaches.
Winds will ease to moderate to strong westerlies behind the low and
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