West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016
Today Tonight and Friday
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this afternoon except southeast 50 near the headlands. Wind becoming southerly 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to south 15 to 25 Friday morning.
Rain beginning this morning changing to a few showers Friday afternoon.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016
'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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 PST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 978 mb located west of Bowie.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over the Mainland
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:52 AM PST 11 February 2016 Widespread southeasterly gales will develop across the outer waters
this morning as a deepening low and associated frontal system
approach from the southwest. Gale to storm force southeast winds
Will spread to the North and Central Coasts and west coast of
Vancouver Island by this afternoon. Winds will ease and shift to
southwesterly by Friday morning as the frontal system moves inland.
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