Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 July 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 late this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 after midnight. Wind increasing to northwest 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.
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Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 10:30 AM PDT 26 July 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 10:30 AM PDT 26 July 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday quasi-stationary ridge located on a
line northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:25 AM PDT 26 July 2016 A nearly stationary ridge of high pressure offshore will slowly build
towards the Central Coast today and Wednesday. Under this pattern,
strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail over most
Northwest gales are forecast to develop late in the afternoon and in
the evenings off West Vancouver Island and through Johnstone Strait.
Westerly winds through Juan de Fuca Strait will also flirt with gales
in the evenings.
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