Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 01 July 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Wind southwest 5 to 10 knots increasing to northwest 10 to 15 early this evening then diminishing to light early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Saturday evening.

Rain beginning early Saturday morning and ending Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 01 July 2016
Sunday Wind northwest 15 knots becoming southeast 15 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind light becoming northwest 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 1 July 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Tofino.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today deepening trough from 1004 mb low located
over 50N 148W extending southwestward.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday trough from 1001 mb low located over
54N 132W extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 1 July 2016 A 1004 MB low near 50N 148W with trough extending southwestward
Will move towards Haida Gwaii overnight. By 4 PM a 1001 MB low
Will be just West Rose Spit with a trough southward. Moderate to
strong west to southwest winds will back to strong to gale force
southeast over northern and central waters Saturday as the low
approaches.
Winds will shift abruptly to strong to gale force northwest west of
the trough associated with the low. As well gale force westerlies
will develop over Juan de Fuca Strait Saturday afternoon.

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