Bowie - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots except southwest 25 to 35 over eastern sections. Wind becoming westerly 15 to 25 this morning then backing to southerly 10 to 20 this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Saturday morning.

Rain changing to chance of showers today and Saturday.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind northerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 28 August 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday dissipating frontal system located on
a line north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday trough located on a line north-south
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PDT 28 August 2015 A frontal system will sweep southeastward into northern waters this
morning and into central waters this afternoon. The front will
dissipate along the northern and central coasts Saturday morning as
the front moves inland. Expect strong to gale force southerly winds
across northern and central waters and near the headlands of West
Coast Vancouver Island North ahead of the frontal system.

On Saturday, a trough will swing through offshore waters towards the
mainland coast. While only moderate winds may precede the
Trough, strong northwest winds will follow behind it.

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