Explorer - southeastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 17 December 2014

Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight and to southeast 40 to 50 early Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late Thursday afternoon.

Chance of showers changing to periods of rain late overnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late overnight and to 4 to 6 late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)


Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 17 December 2014

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PST 17 December 2014 A trough of low pressure will remain nearly stationary over Hecate
Strait tonight. Strong to gale force southeast winds will continue
tonight over most northern and central waters. Outflow winds will
rise to gale force through the Northern Mainland inlets tonight and
Thursday morning.

An intense Pacific frontal system will track across the offshore
waters tonight and through the North Coast during the day Thursday.
Widespread storm force southeasterlies will develop by Thursday
morning everywhere from Northern Vancouver Island northwards as the
front approaches. Very high seas will build, reaching up to 8 metres
off the central portions of the coast. Strong to gale force southeast
winds will develop over the inner South Coast waters on Thursday.

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