Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 09 December 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 knots.

Periods of snow. Visibility as low as 1 mile in snow.

Temperatures near zero.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 25 knots.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 30 to 40 knots.
Tuesday Wind northerly outflow 30 to 40 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PST 09 December 2016

'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 PST 9 December 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 996 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 1000 mb located 60 miles
southwest of Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior and will build slightly over the northern and
Central Interior Saturday night. Meanwhile, a weak area of low
pressure will lie off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

Gale force outflow winds are expected through the mainland inlets
through Saturday. Cold temperatures well below freezing will produce
moderate freezing spray through Douglas Channel. Gale force winds are
also forecast near the low centre, mainly off Northwestern Vancouver
island and over Explorer.

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