Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 21 December 2014

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 near midnight and to light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late Monday morning and to southeast 30 to 40 Monday afternoon. Wind veering to southwesterly 30 to 40 Monday evening.

A few showers ending near midnight. Rain beginning late Monday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 December 2014
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 early Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 December 2014
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 20 to 30 in the morning.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.
Thursday Wind northwest 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 21 December 2014

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 21 December 2014 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating trough located off the
North Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday deepening low located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 21 December 2014 A trough of low pressure off the North Coast this evening will
Weaken near midnight. Strong to local gale force southwest winds near
the trough will veer to strong westerlies behind the trough.

A ridge of high pressure will bring light winds to southern waters on
Monday, while an approaching low will give gale to storm force winds
to the offshore waters by afternoon. These winds will spread to most
central and northern waters Monday evening as the low tracks
northeastward to approach Haida Gwaii on Tuesday.

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