Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 this evening then diminishing to west 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind backing to southwest 35 to 45 late Wednesday morning.

Rain beginning late this afternoon changing to a few showers early Wednesday morning and ending Wednesday evening. Risk of thunderstorms Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 early this evening and to 6 to 8 early Wednesday afternoon. Seas building to 7 to 10 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 October 2017
Thursday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 knots becoming west 35.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 17 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 17 October 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 PM PDT 17 October 2017 A frontal system is approaching the northern and central waters from
offshore this evening. This system will cross the north and central
coasts on Wednesday morning. Winds will rise quickly to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the system tonight. Winds will veer to
southwest gales in its wake.

Gale to local storm force southeasterlies will also develop over the
South Coast overnight into Wednesday morning as the system
approaches. As the system moves inland late Wednesday, winds will
become strong south or southwesterlies in its wake.

Seas will build to near 6 metres over the northern and central waters
tonight, and to near 9 metres over the offshore waters Wednesday
evening.

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