Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 31 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 this evening then increasing to west 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon then increasing to southeast 35 Sunday evening.

Periods of rain ending late overnight. Rain beginning Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 31 January 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.
Wednesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 31 January 2015

'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 4:00 PM PST 31 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.

At noon PST Sunday low 1004 mb located over southern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 31 January 2015 A Pacific frontal system over Western Bowie will move across the
offshore waters and reach the coast by early Sunday morning. Ahead of
the system, strong to gale force southeasterlies over the central and
northern waters will continue tonight. Winds will shift to strong to
gale southwesterlies in the wake of the front.

In addition, gale force northeasterly outflow winds will continue
near Portland Inlet through Sunday.

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