Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 19 September 2017

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 25 to 35 knots tonight and Wednesday.

A few showers ending near noon Wednesday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 September 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 September 2017
Thursday Wind north 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind north 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 5 to 15 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 19 September 2017

'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 9:30 PM PDT 19 September 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line east-west over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing trough located on a line
east-west over the Lower Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM PDT 19 September 2017 A trough of low pressure across Queen Charlotte Sound will push
southward down the coast tonight. On Wednesday, a ridge of high
pressure currently well offshore will build strongly towards the
North Coast.

On Wednesday, strong to gale force northwest winds will spread across
northern and central waters as the ridge builds towards the coast.

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