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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 February 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 15 near midnight except light near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 20 Saturday morning then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 early Saturday evening except northwest 10 to 15 near the coast.

A few showers and chance of flurries beginning early Saturday evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind light increasing to northeast 15 knots in the morning and to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 February 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary high 1044 mb located at
50N 155W.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday deepening low 1020 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Saturday deepening low 1008 mb located over
Cape Scott.

At 10:00 p.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 24 February 2017 A 1045 millibar high will remain west of the offshore waters. A low
pressure centre will develop near the Alaska Panhandle Saturday
morning. The low will deepen as it moves southeastward along the
coast on Saturday, deepening to about 1008 millibars as it reaches
Cape Scott Saturday evening.

Widespread northerly gales will develop over most northern waters by
Saturday morning and will spread to the waters off the west coast of
Vancouver Island Saturday night. In addition, strong to gale force
northeast outflow winds will develop through the Northern Mainland
inlets Saturday night.

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