Queen Charlotte Sound
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 September 2016
Today Tonight and Monday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 20 knots except southeast 30 to 40 over eastern sections. Wind becoming southwest 30 to 40 early this afternoon then diminishing to west 20 late overnight except south 30 to 40 over eastern sections. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 early Monday morning.
Periods of rain changing to chance of showers Monday late in the day.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte SoundIssued 10:30 AM PDT 25 September 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PDT 25 September 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
At 2:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Monday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Explorer.
At 2:00 p.m. PDT today building low 1005 mb located over Bowie.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Monday departing low 1002 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:21 AM PDT 25 September 2016 A low pressure system is moving from Haida Gwaii and heading into the
Alaska Panhandle today. A second low will cross Bowie this afternoon
and is forecast to pass to the northwest of Haida Gwaii tonight.
Gale force southeasterlies over most central waters will
Ease as the first low moves offshore. However, as the second
Low approaches, gale to storm force south or southeast winds will
redevelop. The cold front associated with the second low will move
down the coast to lie over Vancouver Island late Monday. Winds will
shift to moderate to strong northwesterlies once the cold front
Meanwhile, in the far south, winds will remain light to moderate
under a ridge of high pressure.
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- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
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- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
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