West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 August 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this morning then becoming westerly 15 to 25 late this afternoon. Wind becoming south 15 near midnight then veering to west 20 overnight. Wind backing to south 25 Sunday morning then increasing to south 40 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 Sunday evening.
Rain ending overnight. Risk of thunderstorms this afternoon. Rain at times heavy beginning Sunday morning and changing to rain Sunday afternoon then to a few showers Sunday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 08:30 AM PDT 29 August 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 29 August 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating trough located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located off Oregon.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT today weakening low located off Tofino.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today approaching cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:31 AM PDT 29 August 2015 A frontal system over Hecate Strait this morning will dissipate once
it reaches northern vanocuver island this afternoon.
Strong to gale force southerly winds near Northern Vancouver Island
and central waters will persist for a few hours this morning.
A 990 MB low off the Oregon coast early this morning will move
towards Southwestern Vancouver island by mid - morning before moving
into the interior and dissipating this afternoon. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies will develop this morning over south
Coast waters. Behind the low strong to gale force south to southwest
winds will continue this afternoon and into early this evening.
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- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
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- Explorer - northwestern half
- Hecate Strait - northern half
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