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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Wind westerly 20 to 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 after midnight then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon.

A few showers ending Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres becoming 3 this afternoon except 3 to 4 northwest of Estevan Point this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2017
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Sunday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over the
Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 989 mb located 60 miles southwest
of Langara.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 998 mb located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday building ridge located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 26 April 2017 A 990 millibar low off Langara this morning will move slowly
northward to lie off the Alaska Panhandle this afternoon.

As the low crosses Dixon Entrance today, gale force south or
southeast winds will affect Hecate Strait and parts of Dixon
Entrance. A large area of gale force westerlies will follow the low
off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. Winds will ease below gale
Force this evening as the low continues to weaken and pull
Northward.

On Thursday, a ridge of high pressure will build over the offshore
waters and will cause winds to veer to moderate to strong northwest
over the South Coast while winds remain mostly light to moderate
elsewhere.

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