Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday morning then increasing to south 30 to 40 near noon Wednesday.

Periods of rain beginning near noon Wednesday.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 metres subsiding to 2 late overnight then building to 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 April 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 21 April 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 21 April 2015 A ridge of high pressure building over west of the offshore waters
will shift eastward to Haida Gwaii Wednesday morning. Ahead of the
ridge, strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail today
and tonight over central and southern waters.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters Wednesday
morning. Ahead of the system, gale force southerly or southeasterly
winds will develop over most northern and central waters on
Wednesday. The winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake.

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