Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2017
Today Tonight and Monday
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to light late overnight.
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Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 11:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.
At 11:00 a.m. PST today intensifying low 968 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday departing low 998 mb located off Oregon
At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching ridge located over Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:08 AM PST 22 January 2017 A deep and intense area of low pressure is approaching Explorer from
the south this morning. The low will then stall just off the
southwestern corner of Explorer this afternoon and will fill as it
moves southward towards the California coast on Monday. Meanwhile, an
Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain stationary over the
Northern British Columbia interior today and will weaken on Monday.
Gale to storm force east and southeast winds is expected off the west
coast of Vancouver Island this morning ahead of the incoming low and
will ease to moderate to strong easterly by Monday morning as the low
weakens and pulls away to the south. Strong to gale force northeast
outflow winds will continue today through the mainland inlets and
will ease Monday.
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- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
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