Queen Charlotte Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 April 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 near noon and to southeast 40 to 50 this evening. Wind increasing to southwest 50 to 65 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 25 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain beginning this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 April 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 6 to 8 Tuesday morning then subsiding to 6 Tuesday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 April 2015
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 April 2015

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 PDT 27 April 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary low 990 mb located over
the northern Gulf of Alaska.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 988 mb located over
northwestern Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over central Explorer.
By noon PDT Tuesday departing cold front located over the Lower
Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 27 April 2015 A 990 millibar low in the Northern Gulf of Alaska will slowly weaken
today. A second low will deepen rapidly as it moves northward towards
Haida Gwaii tonight and will move rapidly up the Alaska Panhandle
Tuesday.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the second low will
reach storm force tonight over most central and northern waters
As the low approaches. Winds will shift rapidly to gale to storm
force westerly in its wake by Tuesday morning with local hurricane
force winds expected over parts of Explorer and Queen Charlotte
Sound. Winds will remain moderate to strong over the far south.

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