Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 07:20 PM PDT 18 October 2017

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 near midnight and to west 20 to 30 near noon Thursday.

A few showers. Risk of thunderstorms tonight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 to 8 metres building to 7 to 10 early this evening then subsiding to 6 to 8 Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2017
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 in the morning then increasing to southeast 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 7:20 PM PDT 18 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 18 October 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Washington Coast.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Thursday departing low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 PM PDT 18 October 2017 A cold front is moving across Vancouver Island, and winds are
Veering to strong south or southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas will build to near 9 metres over the offshore waters this
evening. Strong to gale force westerlies will develop over northern
and central waters tonight as the centre of this low pressure system
making its way to Haida Gwaii.

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