West Coast Vancouver Island South
Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2017
Today Tonight and Monday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots except southeast 40 to 45 offshore. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 this afternoon except southeast 30 to 40 offshore. Wind becoming easterly 10 to 20 late overnight then becoming variable 5 to 15 Monday morning. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 Monday afternoon except northwest 20 northwest of Estevan Point.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island SouthIssued 11:31 AM PST 22 January 2017
'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 22 January 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 11:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.
At 11:00 a.m. PST today intensifying low 968 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday departing low 998 mb located off Oregon
At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching ridge located over Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:08 AM PST 22 January 2017 A deep and intense area of low pressure is approaching Explorer from
the south this morning. The low will then stall just off the
southwestern corner of Explorer this afternoon and will fill as it
moves southward towards the California coast on Monday. Meanwhile, an
Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain stationary over the
Northern British Columbia interior today and will weaken on Monday.
Gale to storm force east and southeast winds is expected off the west
coast of Vancouver Island this morning ahead of the incoming low and
will ease to moderate to strong easterly by Monday morning as the low
weakens and pulls away to the south. Strong to gale force northeast
outflow winds will continue today through the mainland inlets and
will ease Monday.
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