Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this morning and to southeast 35 to 45 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening and to southeast 10 to 15 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 Sunday morning then veering to southwest 25 Sunday afternoon.
Chance of showers changing to rain late this morning and ending early this evening. Rain overnight and Sunday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 04:00 AM PST 13 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 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland
At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate
At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.
At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:39 AM PST 13 February 2016 An approaching frontal system will spread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds to the offshore waters, Central Coast, southern
sections of the North Coast and west coast of Vancouver Island
This morning. Gale force southeasterly winds will also spread to
northern sections of the Strait of Georgia this afternoon.
The frontal system will move onto the mainland coast by this evening.
Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front will ease
this evening. A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie
Sunday morning will bring another bout of gales over northern and
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