Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 03 May 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly inflow 15 knots except southerly inflow 20 to 25 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 late Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Chance of showers changing to rain this evening and ending late Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 03 May 2016
Thursday Wind light increasing to northerly outflow 25 to 35 knots in the morning then diminishing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northerly outflow 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 20.
Saturday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 03 May 2016

'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 4:00 PM PDT 3 May 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over the Alaska panhandle
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PDT 3 May 2016 A building ridge of high pressure over Queen Charlotte Sound
extending southward is bringing strong to gale force westerlies to
Juan de Fuca Strait tonight. As the ridge builds further on
Wednesday, northwest gales will develop over Northwestern Vancouver
island and Explorer Wednesday afternoon.

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