Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to east 30 Saturday afternoon and to northeast 15 Saturday evening.

Periods of wet snow changing to a few showers late this afternoon and ending Saturday evening.

Temperatures plus 7 falling to minus 1 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016
Sunday Wind northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 knots increasing to northeasterly outflow 40 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northeasterly outflow 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northeasterly outflow 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 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 10:30 AM PST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 993 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior today through Saturday. Gale force outflow
Winds are expected through mainland inlets through Saturday. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near Northern Mainland inlets.

A weakening frontal system over Haida Gwaii is giving gale
Force easterlies to northern and central waters today. A low pressure
centre associated with this system will move over Northern Explorer
by this afternoon with gale force southwesterly
Winds over Explorer.

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