Queen Charlotte Sound
Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 February 2016
Tonight and Wednesday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 early this evening then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Wednesday morning. Wind veering to southwest 30 to 35 early Wednesday afternoon then diminishing to south 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.
Periods of rain beginning this evening and ending Wednesday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte SoundIssued 4:00 PM PST 09 February 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 4:00 PM PST 9 February 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 970 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low 970 mb located over the Gulf
At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low 980 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday low 978 mb located west of Bowie.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:54 PM PST 9 February 2016 A 970 millibar low will track west of Bowie tonight. Gale force
easterly or southeasterly winds over the northern and central waters
will ease tonight as the low moves away. Southeast gales will
redevelop over most waters Wednesday morning as another low tracks
west of the offshore waters.
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