Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 March 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots backing to southerly 10 to 20 Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Saturday evening.

Chance of showers.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 March 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning then building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 March 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 9:30 PM PDT 24 March 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low located over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday departing low located 100 miles northwest
of Prince Rupert.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Saturday approaching frontal system located near
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PDT 24 March 2017 A low pressure system over Northern Haida Gwaii will continue to
Move slowly northward to lie over the Southern Alaskan Panhandle by
early Saturday morning.

Northwesterly gale force winds over offshore waters will subside to
strong westerlies tonight. Gale force northwesterly over northern
And central waters will ease below gales early Saturday morning.

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