Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 08 December 2016

Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 after midnight.

Rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 December 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 early this evening then subsiding to 6 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 4 Friday afternoon then building to 4 to 6 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM 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 9:30 PM 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 9:30 PM PST 8 December 2016 Tonight and Friday At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight deepening frontal system located over
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying low 992 mb located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 988 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 8 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior tonight through Friday. Gale to storm force outflow
winds are expected through mainland inlets. 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 moving over
Explorer tonight. 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 into Northwestern
Explorer by Friday morning. Gale to storm force southwesterlies can
be expected near the low.

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