Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 September 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 early this evening then veering to northeast 15 to 25 after midnight.

Chance of showers late this afternoon tonight and Saturday with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 September 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this evening then subsiding to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 September 2016
Sunday Wind northeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30.
Tuesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 September 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 1012 mb located over Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low 1010 mb located over southern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 PM PDT 30 September 2016 A ridge of high pressure west of offshore waters combined with a low
pressure system over Haida Gwaii has developed northerly gales across
Bowie. These winds will gradually ease to strong northeast winds
tonight as the low moves southwards.

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