Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 April 2017

Today Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 early this afternoon then becoming northwest 20 late this afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 20 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 early Friday morning.

Chance of showers today.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 April 2017
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25.
Monday Wind light.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 April 2017

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 27 April 2017 Today Tonight and Friday By 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 April 2017 A building ridge of high pressure offshore will bring strong
northwesterlies this afternoon over the inner South Coast and
The southern sections of west coast Vancouver Island. Winds will
Ease Friday morning as the ridge moves closer to Vancouver Island.

A developing low will move onto Bowie Friday night. Winds will
increase to gale to storm force southeast over the north and central
waters ahead of the low.

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