Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northerly outflow 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southerly inflow 5 to 15 near noon except southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 over northern sections. Wind becoming light this evening then increasing to northerly outflow 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20 near noon Tuesday then increasing to southerly inflow 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 May 2017
Wednesday Wind southerly inflow 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20.
Friday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 20.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 May 2017

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 22 May 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located over the Central
Coast extending southwestward.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening ridge located over Cape Scott
extending southwestward.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Prince Rupert
extending southwestward.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located over Prince
Rupert extending southwestward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over the Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 22 May 2017 A stalled frontal system in a northeast to southwest line from
The Alaska Panhandle to Southern Bowie will remain in place through
today. Strong southerly winds over the northern waters will persist
today.

The front will eventually move across BC coast on Tuesday, pushed by
a strong upper trough. A strong ridge of high pressure will rebuild
in the wake of the front and generate gale to locally storm force
northwesterly winds over the BC waters on Tuesday.

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