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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 June 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this morning and to variable 10 early this evening. Wind becoming southerly 5 to 15 near midnight then veering to west 5 to 15 Friday afternoon.

Rain beginning near midnight and ending Friday afternoon. Fog banks dissipating near noon.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 June 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 June 2016
Saturday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southwest 10 in the morning then increasing to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 20.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 30 June 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over the North Coast.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday low located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 30 June 2016 A ridge of high pressure over Haida Gwaii will move slowly eastward
and weaken during the day. To the east of the ridge, westerly gales
prevail over Juan de Fuca Strait. Winds will ease to strong this
morning but are expected to strengthen to strong to marginal gale
force in the late afternoon and evening.

A low pressure system will approach the offshore waters this
afternoon. Ahead of the system, gale force southeast winds will
develop over northern and central waters by this evening.

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