Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 17 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots backing to south 35 to 45 late overnight then diminishing to west 15 to 25 near noon Saturday. Wind diminishing to west 5 to 15 Saturday afternoon.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 November 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 early Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 November 2017
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 17 November 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 17 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 994 mb located over the
Gulf of Alaska.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday low 1004 mb located west of Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 999 mb located near Cape St. James.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 17 November 2017 A low pressure system will remain over the Gulf of Alaska through
tonight. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds will continue over
most northern and central waters tonight.

Another low pressure system will develop west of Explorer Saturday
morning. The system will move northeastward across Explorer and reach
Southern Hecate Strait late Saturday afternoon. The associated front
will remain on a line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
Gale to storm force southerly winds will develop over central and
southern waters on Saturday.

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