Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 December 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to southwest 40 to 50 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 Wednesday afternoon.

A few showers.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2015
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 late this afternoon and to 5 to 7 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 December 2015
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southwest 35 to 45.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 December 2015

'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 PST 1 December 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

At noon PST today low 993 mb located west of the offshore waters.
By midnight PST tonight low 991 mb located over northern Hecate

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday intensifying frontal system located
west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 1 December 2015 A series of weather systems will move across BC waters during
The next two days. A north to south aligned frontal system over
Queen Charlotte Sound this morning will slide down southward to
Vancouver Island this afternoon. A 993 MB low approaching the
offshore waters early this afternoon will track northeastward to
Northern Hecate Strait near midnight tonight. Another strong frontal
system will approach the offshore waters Wednesday morning. The
system will move eastward to lie over Haida Gwaii Wednesday

Associated with these systems, gale to storm force southerly winds
will prevail over most BC waters today through Wednesday.

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