Bowie - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southerly 15 to 25 early this afternoon except south 30 over eastern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to south 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Rain changing to a few showers near midnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late this afternoon then subsiding to 2 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2017
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southwest 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 21 August 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located over western Haida

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 996 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 998 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 AM PDT 21 August 2017 A frontal system will approach the northern waters today and the
associated cold front will reach Haida Gwaii tonight.
Moderate to strong southwesterlies over most northern and
Central waters will back to strong to gale force southeasterlies
ahead of this system. Winds will shift to moderate to strong
westerlies behind the cold front on Tuesday.

An approaching low over the Gulf of Alaska will bring strong to gale
force southerlies to Bowie late Tuesday.

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