Queen Charlotte Sound
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016
Tonight and Saturday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 late Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday evening.
Showers. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte SoundIssued 9:30 PM PDT 21 October 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 9:30 PM PDT 21 October 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located north
At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday intensifying low 998 mb located over
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 994 mb located over northern Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:28 PM PDT 21 October 2016 Strong southerly winds will ease tonight over most waters as a low
pressure centre moves northward and fills off the Alaska Panhandle.
Localized stronger winds up to gale force 35 knots will persist into
the overnight hours near the northern tip of Vancouver Island and off
the Central Coast as a weak disturbance moves through the coast.
A deepening low will move northward across Explorer Saturday night.
Winds will rise to gale force southeast over most waters off the west
coast of Vancouver Island late Saturday.
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