Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 October 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots early Saturday morning then diminishing to light Saturday evening.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2017
Sunday Wind southerly inflow 5 to 15 knots becoming northerly outflow 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming northerly outflow 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light becoming southerly inflow 5 to 15 knots late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 October 2017

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 October 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 980 mb located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 990 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front from low located over the
offshore waters.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing cold front from low located
on a line northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:44 PM PDT 20 October 2017 An approaching cold front will track across the offshore waters
tonight and reach the coastal waters by Saturday morning. The front
will move inland late in the afternoon on Saturday. Ahead of the
front, southeast gales will develop over the offshore waters this
evening then spread to all outer waters overnight and the inner
South Coast early Saturday morning. Behind the front, the winds will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterly.

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