West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 December 2014
Today Tonight and Saturday
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 35 to 45 early this evening then increasing to southeast 50 to 60 late this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late overnight and to southwest 10 to 15 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 15 to 25 Saturday evening.
A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms changing to rain this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 10:30 AM PST 19 December 2014
'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 10:30 AM PST 19 December 2014 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located near the Mainland Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located on a line east-west
over the Alaska panhandle.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over the North Coast.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:21 AM PST 19 December 2014 A trough of low pressure near the mainland coasts will track across
northern waters today. Gale force southeasterlies ahead of the trough
will shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.
Another frontal system will track across the outer BC waters tonight.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the front
and shift to strong to gale force southwesterly in its wake. Over
The inner South Coast, southeast gales will develop tonight and
diminish Saturday afternoon.
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