Explorer - southeastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 September 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 this morning then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind northwest 20 to 30 Wednesday.

Showers ending Wednesday morning. Risk of thunderstorms today and this evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 September 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening then building to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 September 2017
Thursday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind north 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 5 to 15 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 06:19 AM PDT 19 September 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 September 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line east-west over
the central Alaska panhandle.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line east-west over
northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 19 September 2017 A weakening low just off Southern Vancouver Island will move south of
the area this morning. A trailing trough of low pressure over the
Alaskan Panhandle will then push southward down the coast tonight.
On Wednesday, a ridge of high pressure currently well offshore will
build strongly towards the North Coast.

In the wake of this morning's low, moderate to strong northwest winds
will build briefly over southern waters but will ease again tonight
as the trough approaches. On Wednesday, strong to gale force
northwest winds will spread across northern and central waters as the
ridge builds towards the coast.

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