Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots backing to northeasterly 35 to 45 this afternoon then diminishing to northeast 15 to 25 this evening. Wind backing to northwest 15 to 25 Monday morning.

A few showers ending after midnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this afternoon then subsiding to 4 overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2017
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 in the afternoon and to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 11:31 AM PST 22 January 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 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 11:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.

At 11:00 a.m. PST today intensifying low 968 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday departing low 998 mb located off Oregon

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PST 22 January 2017 A deep and intense area of low pressure is approaching Explorer from
the south this morning. The low will then stall just off the
southwestern corner of Explorer this afternoon and will fill as it
moves southward towards the California coast on Monday. Meanwhile, an
Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain stationary over the
Northern British Columbia interior today and will weaken on Monday.

Gale to storm force east and southeast winds is expected off the west
coast of Vancouver Island this morning ahead of the incoming low and
will ease to moderate to strong easterly by Monday morning as the low
weakens and pulls away to the south. Strong to gale force northeast
outflow winds will continue today through the mainland inlets and
will ease Monday.

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