Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 January 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 early this afternoon and to south 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon.



Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 5 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2017
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind west 20 knots.
Friday Wind northeast 15 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 January 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 16 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Vancouver
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over the Central

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low located near the Gulf of

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low 986 mb located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 982 mb located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 16 January 2017 A frontal system west of Vancouver Island this morning will move
eastward and reach the Central Coast this afternoon bringing gale to
storm force southeasterly winds over the west coast of Vancouver
Island and over the central and northern waters today. Storm to
hurricane force southeasterly winds are expected near the headlands
of West Coast Vancouver Island North today.

The winds will ease slightly this evening and then increase to gale
to storm force southeasterly overnight and Tuesday as a low pressure
centre approaches Queen Charlotte Sound.

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