Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early this morning then becoming south 35 to 45 late this morning. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 early this evening then increasing to southwest 35 to 40 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain changing to chance of drizzle Tuesday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning then subsiding to 4 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017

'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 PDT 23 October 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 994 mb located southwest
of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today low 991 mb located over the Alaska panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northeast-southwest over southern Hecate Strait.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 1012 mb located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 1009 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 23 October 2017 A deepening low offshore will move northeastward across Bowie this
morning then reach the Alaska Panhandle late this afternoon. Ahead of
the low, southerly gales over the northern and central waters will
rise to storm force this morning. Winds will shift to gale force
westerlies in the wake of the low then ease to strong tonight.
The associated front will remain over Southern Hecate Strait tonight
with southerly gales persisting over the central waters.

On Tuesday, another low pressure system will move to lie over Bowie
in the afternoon. Southerly gales will redevelop over the northern
waters ahead of the low.

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