Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late this morning then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 Tuesday afternoon.
Rain changing to chance of drizzle tonight and Tuesday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Johnstone StraitIssued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017
'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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 994 mb located southwest
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today low 991 mb located over the Alaska panhandle.
At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northeast-southwest over southern Hecate Strait.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 1012 mb located west of the offshore
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 1009 mb located over Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017 A deepening low offshore will move northeastward across Bowie this
morning then reach the Alaska Panhandle late this afternoon. Ahead of
the low, southerly gales over the northern and central waters will
rise to storm force this morning. Winds will shift to gale force
westerlies in the wake of the low then ease to strong tonight.
The associated front will remain over Southern Hecate Strait tonight
with southerly gales persisting over the central waters.
On Tuesday, another low pressure system will move to lie over Bowie
in the afternoon. Southerly gales will redevelop over the northern
waters ahead of the low.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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