Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40 near noon.

A few showers.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 6 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind southwesterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon then diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014

'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 4:00 AM PST 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Outer Coast.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing trough located over the Lower

At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching trough located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 20 December 2014 An fairly intense Pacific frontal system will move through the coast
this morning. Then a trough of low pressure will move through the
South Coast this evening. The next trough of low pressure will reach
the offshore waters Sunday afternoon.

Widespread storm force southeasterlies will prevail ahead of the
frontal system this morning from Northern Vancouver Island
northwards, with gales expected in the far south. Winds will shift to
strong to gale force southwesterly in its wake. Winds will back to
southerly ahead of the incoming trough this afternoon and will veer
to strong to gale force westerly behind it this evening. Strong to
gale force south or southwest winds will continue Sunday as the next
trough approaches the coast. High seas will reach up to 8 metres off
Vancouver Island and the central part of the coast this morning.

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