Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2015

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots veering to northerly 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to northeast 25 to 35 Friday morning.

Periods of rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2015
Saturday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 February 2015

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 February 2015 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1013 mb located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 1007 mb located south of Cape Flattery.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 26 February 2015 A ridge of high pressure over the B.C. Interior will bring strong to
gale force northeasterly outflow winds near the mainland inlets of
the North Coast through Friday.

A low pressure centre over near Cape Scott will reach the Washington
Central Coast tomorrow morning. In the wake of the low, strong to
gale force north to northeasterly winds will develop Friday morning
over the offshore waters and the central and northern waters. Also, a
marginal gale force outflow from the Fraser Valley will develop late
Friday night.

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