Queen Charlotte Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming west 15 early this morning then diminishing to variable 10 late this morning. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 near noon then backing to southeast 20 to 30 late this afternoon except southeast 35 over western sections. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late this evening except southwest 35 over western sections overnight. Wind becoming southwest 30 to 40 overnight.

Rain beginning late this afternoon changing to a few showers Tuesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 4 metres building to 5 overnight then subsiding to 4 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 6 Tuesday afternoon and to 8 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Friday Wind south 25 knots increasing to northwest 30 to 40 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 December 2014

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 22 December 2014 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low located over northern Haida
Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PST 22 December 2014 A ridge of high pressure along the BC outer coast will shift
Eastward to lie over the interior this afternoon. A low pressure
centre developing offshore this morning will track northeastward to
lie near Northern Haida Gwaii on Tuesday afternoon.

The ridge of high pressure will bring light to moderate northwesterly
winds to most waters this morning while the developing low will
Give gale to storm force winds to the offshore waters this afternoon.
Gale to storm force southeast winds will spread to southwestern
Haida Gwaii and Western Queen Charlotte Sound this evening.

On Tuesday gale to storm force southwesterly winds to the south of
the low centre will spread to most waters from Northern Vancouver
Island northwards. There will also be a very high wave heights
associated with the low that will push significant swell of over 8
metres to Southwestern Haida Gwaii and Queen Charlotte Sound on
Tuesday.

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