West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 09:30 PM PST 17 November 2017
Tonight and Saturday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 Saturday morning except south 50 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to west 5 to 15 Saturday evening.
A few showers changing to rain early Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 9:30 PM PST 17 November 2017
'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 9:30 PM PST 17 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 994 mb located over the
Gulf of Alaska.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday low 1004 mb located west of Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 999 mb located near Cape St. James.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:27 PM PST 17 November 2017 A low pressure system will remain over the Gulf of Alaska through
tonight. Strong to gale force southwesterly winds will continue over
most northern and central waters tonight.
Another low pressure system will develop west of Explorer Saturday
morning. The system will move northeastward across Explorer and reach
Southern Hecate Strait late Saturday afternoon. The associated front
will remain on a line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
Gale to storm force southerly winds will develop over central and
southern waters on Saturday.
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- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
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