Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2016

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly outflow 20 to 30 knots increasing to northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 this evening.

A few flurries ending near midnight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Tuesday evening.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2016
Wednesday Wind northerly outflow 30 to 40 knots increasing to northerly outflow 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northerly outflow 40 to 50 knots.
Friday Wind northerly outflow 40 to 50 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PST 05 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PST 05 December 2016

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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 4:00 PM PST 5 December 2016 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located over southern Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 1015 mb located west of
the Washington Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 5 December 2016 A low pressure system over Southern Explorer is slowly moving
southward. Gale force northerly or northwesterly winds will continue
over the offshore waters tonight. The winds will ease overnight as
the low moves to Washington coast and weakens.

A quasi-stationary ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior in
combination with a low pressure system over the BC waters will
produce gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets. Cold
temperatures from the strong Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray through the mainland inlets tonight and
Tuesday.

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