Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2016
Today Tonight and Friday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots except northeast 25 to 35 south of Tsawwassen. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming southeast 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 Friday evening.
Periods of wet snow beginning this evening and ending Friday morning.
Temperatures minus 2 rising to plus 4 Friday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - south of NanaimoIssued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2016
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 4:00 a.m. PST today deepening frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over northwestern
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:47 AM PST 8 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior
today through Friday. Storm force outflow winds are expected through
mainland inlets today. Cold temperatures from the Arctic outflow
winds will give a risk of moderate freezing spray near most mainland
A strong frontal system west of the offshore waters will approach
Explorer this morning. Gale to storm force easterlies and
southeasterlies ahead of the system will spread to south and central
waters. Storm force southwesterlies are expected over the offshore
water by Friday morning.
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