Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Thursday morning and to east 40 to 50 Thursday evening.

Chance of showers late this afternoon. Rain beginning early Thursday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 metres building to 3 late overnight and to 4 to 6 Thursday morning. Seas building to 7 to 9 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2016
Friday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots veering to northwesterly 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwesterly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25.
Sunday Wind west 15 knots backing to southwest 15 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 07 December 2016

'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 4:00 PM PST 7 December 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight deepening frontal system located southwest
of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located over Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 7 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior
this evening and Thursday. Gale force outflow winds are occurring
through mainland inlets. Storm force outflow winds will develop
through mainland inlets through tonight. Cold temperatures from the
Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of moderate freezing spray near
most mainland inlets.

A strong frontal system will approach Explorer and lie just
Southwest by Thursday morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the system will spread to most South Coast regions.

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