Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 early this afternoon. Wind backing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening then becoming southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Thursday afternoon.
Periods of rain today. Rain beginning near noon Thursday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte Sound - western halfIssued 04:00 AM PST 10 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 AM PST 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 980 mb located west of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low 980 mb located west of Bowie.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 995 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located west of Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:30 AM PST 10 February 2016 A low tracking northwards will stay west of the offshore today but
its associated front will swing through most northern and central
waters. Southeast gales will develop ahead of the front. The front
will move inland this afternoon but will be quickly followed by a
series of weaker systems. These systems will maintain southerly gales
Parts of the northern waters this afternoon and tonight.
Widespread southeast gales will redevelop Thursday as another front
swings through most outer waters.
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