Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2016

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early this morning then increasing to northerly 25 to 35 near noon. Wind diminishing to northerly 15 to 25 Tuesday morning.

A few showers ending early this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2016
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 this evening and to 2 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 2016
Wednesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon and to southeast 45 to 55 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southeast 35 to 45.
Friday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 5 December 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located west of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 1014 mb located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PST 5 December 2016 A low pressure system west of Haida Gwaii is slowly moving southward.
Gale force northerly or northwesterly winds will continue over the
offshore waters today and tonight. The winds will ease overnight as
the low moves to Washington coast and weakens.

A quasi-stationary ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior in
combination with a low pressure system over the BC waters will
produce gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets. Cold
temperatures from the strong Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray through the mainland inlets overnight
And Tuesday.

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