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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2016

Tonight and Monday

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 this evening except southeast 15 to 25 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind becoming variable 5 to 15 early Monday morning then becoming northwest 10 to 20 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Monday evening.

Periods of rain ending early this evening. Periods of rain beginning Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 25 September 2016
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 25 September 2016 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Monday ridge located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Monday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building low 1005 mb located over Bowie.
By 2:00 a.m. PDT Monday departing low 1002 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM PDT 25 September 2016 A low pressure system will move through Bowie this evening
And is forecast to pass to the northwest of Haida Gwaii tonight.

Gale to storm force south or southeast winds will develop ahead of
the frontal system as it moves through Bowie and into the central
waters. The cold front associated with this low will move
Down the coast to lie over Vancouver Island late Monday. Winds will
shift to moderate to strong northwesterlies once the cold front
passes.

Meanwhile, in the far south, winds will remain light to moderate
under a ridge of high pressure.

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