Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 this afternoon then becoming northwest 15 late this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 30 Saturday afternoon.
Rain beginning overnight and ending Saturday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 04:00 AM PDT 06 May 2016
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 6 May 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located over
At 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located west of the
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 AM PDT 6 May 2016 A ridge located over Queen Charlotte Sound is producing strong to
gale force northwesterly winds over parts of the southern waters.
A frontal system located over Northern Bowie is producing strong to
gale force southerly winds over Bowie this morning.
The ridge will rebuild on Saturday afternoon, bringing strong to gale
force west and northwesterly winds over southern waters. Strong gale
force westerly winds are expected to develop over Juan de Fuca Strait
- east entrance on Saturday evening.
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