Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 February 2015

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 early this afternoon except southwest 35 over southern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 early this evening then backing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight then becoming southeast 35 to 45 early Monday morning. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 30 near noon Monday.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 01 February 2015
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 01 February 2015

'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 10:30 AM PST 1 February 2015 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Haida Gwaii.
By midnight PST tonight departing cold front located on a line
east-west over the southern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday cold front located on a line
northwest-southeast over western Queen Charlotte Sound.
By noon PST Monday cold front located on a line east-west over
northern Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PST 1 February 2015 A low off Haida Gwaii and a cold front moving northward across
Hecate Strait this morning will move northward today reaching
The southern tip of the Alaska Panhandle in the evening.

Easterly gales north of the front will ease to moderate to strong
southerlies in its wake. Gale force northeast outflow winds through
North Coast mainland inlets will ease only slightly as
The front passes.

A second low will pass over or west of Haida Gwaii on Monday with
A front stretching to the southeast. Southeast gales ahead of the
front will ease to moderate to strong southwest in its wake.

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