West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 July 2017
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except southeast 45 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 early Saturday morning then diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 late Saturday morning. Wind veering to northwest 10 to 20 Saturday evening.
Periods of rain ending near noon Saturday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 4:00 PM PDT 21 July 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 21 July 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over Cape Scott.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located from Explorer to
Queen Charlotte Sound.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:56 PM PDT 21 July 2017 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii will slowly move eastward and lie
in a north to south line through Cape Scott by early Saturday
morning. Southeast gales ahead of the front will shift to moderate
To strong southwest in the wake of the front.
The front will dissipate on Saturday while making its way to cross
the South Coast. A ridge of high pressure will build over Queen
Charlotte Sound Saturday night.
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