Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
Issued 10:30 AM PST 07 December 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind variable 5 to 15 knots except northeast 25 south of Tsawwassen. Wind becoming easterly 5 to 15 early this afternoon except northeast 25 south of Tsawwassen tonight and Thursday morning. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Thursday morning then becoming southeast 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.
Periods of wet snow beginning Thursday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - south of NanaimoIssued 10:30 AM PST 07 December 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 10:30 AM PST 7 December 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 1:00 a.m. PST Thursday deepening frontal system located southwest
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located over Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:25 AM PST 7 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior
today and Thursday. Gale force outflow winds are occurring through
mainland inlets with generally light to moderate winds elsewhere for
today. Storm force outflow winds will develop through mainland inlets
through tonight. Cold temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will
give a risk of moderate freezing spray near most mainland inlets.
A strong frontal system will approach Explorer and lie just
Southwest by Thursday morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the system will spread to most South Coast regions.
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