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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots except east 20 over southern sections late this morning. Wind becoming northwest 15 early this evening except northwest 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 after midnight except variable 5 to 15 near the coast south of Tofino overnight and Monday morning. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 Monday afternoon.

Chance of showers Monday morning and afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres except 4 offshore today and tonight. Seas subsiding to 2 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Thursday Wind southwest 30 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary high 1045 mb located at
50N 157W.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary trough from low located
from the Washington Coast to the North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 26 February 2017 A 1045 millibar high will remain well outside the offshore waters. A
1004 millibar low near the west entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait will
move southward towards Astoria today, with a trough extending
northwestward from the low remaining stationary along the BC coast.
A ridge of high pressure will persist over the B.C. Interior but
Will gradually weaken.

Widespread northerly gales over most northern waters and over most
waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island will gradually ease
today to below gale force over most areas. In addition, strong to
gale force northeast outflow winds through the northern and central
mainland inlets will ease to moderate to strong this afternoon.

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