West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2016
Tonight and Monday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25 near midnight then backing to east 30 Monday 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 PST 07 February 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 PST 7 February 2016 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Hecate Strait.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Alaska panhandle.
At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1003 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday low 1007 mb located over the eastern Gulf
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:09 PM PST 7 February 2016 A frontal system on a line northeast-southwest through Central Hecate
Strait will migrate northwestward to reach Northern Bowie by Monday
morning and the Alaskan Panhandle by Monday afternoon. Gale to storm
force southerly or southeasterly winds will prevail over most
northern and central waters through Monday.
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