West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2016
Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 25 to 35 northwest of Estevan Point late this afternoon tonight and Sunday. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 Sunday evening except southeast 15 to 25 northwest of Estevan Point.
Periods of rain beginning early this evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 4:00 PM PDT 24 September 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 PDT 24 September 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 1010 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing low 1012 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching low 1004 mb located over Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:41 PM PDT 24 September 2016 A ridge of high pressure will remain quasi-stationary over Vancouver
Island. Meanwhile, a low pressure system will move through the North
Coast tonight. Another low will reach Bowie Sunday afternoon and
should follow a similar trajectory through the North Coast Sunday
Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop over most central
and northern waters this evening in advance of the leading low.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwest tonight as the low
centre reaches the Southern Alaska Panhandle. After a brief lull
Sunday morning, gale force south and southeast winds will redevelop
again Sunday afternoon over most central and northern waters as the
next low approaches. Winds will remain light to moderate over the far
south thanks to the ridge overhead.
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