Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 December 2014

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots backing to south 15 to 20 early this afternoon then to southeast 25 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening and to southeast 45 to 55 late this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 late overnight then increasing to south 45 to 55 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to west 40 Tuesday evening.

Rain beginning early this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 near midnight then building to 5 overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 Tuesday morning then building to 4 Tuesday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 5 overnight. Seas building to 8 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 10 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 December 2014

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 December 2014 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying warm front located off
Explorer.
By midnight PST tonight warm front located on a line north-south
over Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low 994 mb located 300 miles west
of Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday weakening low 978 mb located 240 miles
west of Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:53 AM PST 22 December 2014 A low pressure centre developing offshore this morning will track
northeastward to lie west of Southern Bowie this afternoon with
centre pressure at 994 millibar. The low will quickly deepen to 974
millibar overnight while moving northward. Finally the low will move
across Northern Bowie Tuesday while weakening and will locate near
Prince Rupert by Tuesday evening with centre pressure about 988
millibar.

Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop over the offshore
waters this afternoon then spread to most BC waters tonight.
Winds will shift to storm force southwest over northern and central
waters tonight except for hurricane force over Bowie near the low.
Winds will eventually ease to strong to gale force northwest Tuesday
night as the low moves onto BC Interior and weakens.

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