Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday morning then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Chance of showers changing to rain this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 November 2017
Sunday Wind west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 35 to 45 knots late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 November 2017

'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 4:00 PM PST 17 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 988 mb located over the Gulf
of Alaska.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday low 1004 mb located west of Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 998 mb located near Cape St. James.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM PST 17 November 2017 A low pressure system will remain over the Gulf of Alaska through
tonight. Gale force southwesterly winds will continue over most
northern and central waters tonight.

Another low pressure system will develop west of Explorer Saturday
morning. The system will move northeastward across Explorer and
Reach Southern Hecate Strait late Saturday afternoon. The associated
front will remain on a line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte
Sound. Gale to storm force southerly winds will develop over central
and southern waters on Saturday.

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