Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 21 July 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 late Saturday afternoon.

Chance of showers tonight and Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 July 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 July 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 30 late in the day.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 July 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located from Explorer to
Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:31 PM PDT 21 July 2017 A frontal system over Hecate Strait will slowly move eastward and lie
in a northwest to southeast line through Cape Scott by early Saturday
morning. Southeast gales ahead of the front will shift to moderate
To strong southwest in the wake of the front.

The front will dissipate on Saturday while making its way to cross
the South Coast. A ridge of high pressure will build over Queen
Charlotte Sound Saturday night.

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