West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 20 to 30 knots except north 35 to 40 offshore today. Wind becoming northerly 30 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 after midnight.

A few showers and chance of flurries ending early this morning. A few showers beginning Monday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this evening and to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to southerly 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Thursday Wind south 40 knots diminishing to west 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2017

'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 PST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary high 1042 mb located at
49N 156W.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today deepening low 1004 mb located 60 miles
south of Tofino.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing low 1004 mb located off Astoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary trough from low located
from the Washington Coast to the North Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 26 February 2017 A 1042 millibar high will remain well outside the offshore waters. A
1004 millibar low just south of Tofino will move southward towards
Astoria today, with a trough extending northwestward from the low
remaining stationary along the BC coast. A ridge of high pressure
will persist over the BC Interior but will gradually weaken.

Widespread northerly gales over most northern waters and over most
waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island will gradually ease
today to below gale force over most areas. In addition, strong to
gale force northeast outflow winds through the Northern Mainland
inlets will ease to moderate to strong this afternoon.

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