West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 21 January 2017

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 late overnight then diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 early Sunday morning. Wind diminishing to light Sunday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2017
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20 in the morning then backing to southwest 5 to 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 30.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 21 January 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 9:30 PM PST 21 January 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 982 mb located 280 miles
southwest of Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching low 972 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 21 January 2017 An area of low pressure off Bowie will weaken tonight. A deeper and
more intense low will take its place south of Explorer on Sunday.
Meanwhile, an Arctic ridge of high pressure remain stationary over
the Northern BC Interior.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies will diminish tonight as
The first low weakens. Gale to storm force easterlies will develop
off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday ahead of the next
low. Strong to gale force northeast outflow winds will develop
through the mainland inlets tonight as the ridge builds and continue
on Sunday.

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