West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except southeast 50 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 late this morning then veering to northwesterly 15 to 25 late this afternoon.

A few showers. Risk of thunderstorms Tuesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 997 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 996 mb located near the Alaska panhandle.

At noon PDT Tuesday trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PDT 30 March 2015 A low pressure system over Northwestern Explorer this morning will
track northeastward to the Alaska Panhandle this afternoon. Ahead of
the low gale force southerly winds will continue through the day over
most central and northern waters. Gale to storm force southeast winds
are expected near the headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island North
this morning. Winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies in
its wake.

A trough of low pressure will approach the offshore waters near
midday Tuesday. Behind the trough strong to gale force westerly or
northwesterly winds will develop over northern offshore waters.

Meanwhile, strong to gale force westerly winds will prevail through
Central and Eastern Juan de Fuca Strait tonight and Tuesday.

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