Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 late this afternoon then increasing to northwest 35 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 early Tuesday morning then increasing to southeast 35 Tuesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Tuesday evening.

Rain ending after midnight. Rain beginning Tuesday afternoon.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this evening and to 3 Tuesday afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2017
Wednesday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 30.
Friday Wind west 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 30 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 October 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 1000 mb located over the
North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 16 October 2017 A low over the North Coast will move inland near noon today.
The trailing cold front will move across the central waters this
evening and the South Coast overnight. Strong to gale force
Southerly winds will persist over the central and south
Coast this evening. Winds will shift to strong to gale force
northwesterlies in the wake of the front.

Another frontal system will approach the northern and central waters
late Tuesday. Winds will rise quickly to gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the system Tuesday night.

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