Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 late this morning then backing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 Thursday morning then veering to southwest 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain beginning early this morning changing to chance of showers today and tonight then to periods of rain Thursday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016

'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 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 980 mb located west of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low 980 mb located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 995 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:30 AM PST 10 February 2016 A low tracking northwards will stay west of the offshore today but
its associated front will swing through most northern and central
waters. Southeast gales will develop ahead of the front. The front
will move inland this afternoon but will be quickly followed by a
series of weaker systems. These systems will maintain southerly gales
Parts of the northern waters this afternoon and tonight.

Widespread southeast gales will redevelop Thursday as another front
swings through most outer waters.

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