Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 March 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming westerly 15 to 20 late this evening then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 late Saturday afternoon then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early Saturday evening.

Periods of rain changing to chance of showers Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 March 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 March 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 9:30 PM PDT 24 March 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low located over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday departing low located 100 miles northwest
of Prince Rupert.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday dissipating ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Saturday approaching frontal system located near
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:21 PM PDT 24 March 2017 A low pressure system over Northern Haida Gwaii will continue to
Move slowly northward to lie over the Southern Alaskan Panhandle by
early Saturday morning.

Northwesterly gale force winds over offshore waters will subside to
strong westerlies tonight. Gale force northwesterly over northern
And central waters will ease below gales early Saturday morning.

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