Howe Sound


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light except south 15 knots over northern sections. Wind becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 near midnight then becoming southerly inflow 10 near noon Saturday except southerly inflow 20 over northern sections.

Periods of rain ending after midnight. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 April 2015
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind light becoming southerly inflow 5 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind northerly outflow 5 to 15 knots increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 April 2015

'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 24 April 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located on a line
north-south over the western offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday intensifying cold front located over
the western offshore waters.
By 6:00 a.m. PDT Sunday cold front located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 24 April 2015 A low will pass west of BC waters Saturday night and will deepen
To 980 MB as it moves into the Northern Gulf of Alaska. A leading
cold front will reach Haida Gwaii near dawn Sunday morning.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies will spread over the offshore
waters Saturday afternoon and onto the North Coast Saturday evening.
Storm force southeasterlies are likely ahead of the front over
northern waters Saturday night and early Sunday.

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