Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 08 December 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 after midnight.

Rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning and to 7 to 9 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 5 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2016
Saturday Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots veering to northerly 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind north 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 10 to 20.
Monday Wind north 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 15.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 08 December 2016

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today deepening frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying low 993 mb located off the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 985 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PST 8 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior
today through Friday. Storm force outflow winds are expected through
mainland inlets today. Cold temperatures from the Arctic outflow
winds will give a risk of moderate freezing spray near most mainland
inlets.

A strong frontal system west of the offshore waters is approaching
Explorer this morning. Gale to storm force easterlies and
southeasterlies ahead of the system will spread to south and central
waters. The low associated with this frontal system will move over
Northwestern Explorer Friday morning. Storm force southwesterlies
Can be expected near the low.

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