Bowie

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 August 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except variable 5 to 15 over eastern sections. Wind becoming west 15 to 20 this evening then becoming west 15 near midnight. Wind backing to southwest 20 early Sunday morning then increasing to west 30 to 35 Sunday afternoon.

Showers today and tonight. Rain Sunday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 August 2015

Bowie - northern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 late this afternoon then building to 3 to 4 Sunday morning. Seas building to 5 Sunday afternoon.

Bowie - southern half

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 3 metres building to 4 early this morning then subsiding to 3 near midnight. Seas building to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 August 2015
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northerly 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind north 20 knots diminishing to west 10 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Bowie

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 August 2015

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 29 August 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating trough located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located off Tofino.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low located over northern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today approaching cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 11:04 AM PDT 29 August 2015 An intense 990 MB low just west of Vancouver Island will move
Across Northern Vancouver Island, then into the interior and
dissipate this afternoon. Gale force southeasterlies are occurring
over South Coast waters this morning. This intense system is also
bringing a line of thunderstorms west of the island, which will
continue across the South Coast this afternoon. Behind the
Low, gale force south to southwest winds will continue this
Afternoon and into early this evening.

Over northern waters, a second but weaker frontal system, is crossing
Hecate Strait. A low pressure centre dropping from the north will
bring another round of gales to the north and Central Coast on
Sunday, then spread to the South Coast on Sunday evening.

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