West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2016
Tonight and Saturday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then veering to southwest 25 to 35 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 15 to 25 near noon Saturday then increasing to northerly 25 to 35 Saturday evening.
A few showers ending Saturday evening with a risk of thunderstorms.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 7:46 PM PST 09 December 2016
'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 PST 9 December 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 992 mb located over northwestern
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 1000 mb located west of
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:58 PM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior tonight through Saturday. Gale force outflow
Winds are expected through mainland inlets through Saturday. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near Northern Mainland inlets.
A low over Northern Explorer will move to lie off northern
Vancouver Island by Saturday morning then weaken. Gale force
southeasterly winds are expected ahead of the low while gale force
westerlies south of the low will continue through Saturday.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- 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
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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