Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 27 April 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 early Friday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Friday evening.

Rain beginning Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2017
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2017
Saturday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming westerly 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 27 April 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 9:30 PM PDT 27 April 2017 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday intensifying low 1002 mb located west
of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday low 990 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:26 PM PDT 27 April 2017 A building ridge of high pressure offshore is causing strong
northwesterlies over the inner South Coast and the southern sections
of west coast Vancouver Island. Winds will ease Friday morning as
The ridge moves closer to Vancouver Island.

A developing low will move onto Bowie Friday night. Winds will
increase to gale to storm force southeast over the north and central
waters ahead of the low.

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