Bowie - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 late this morning then increasing to south 15 to 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 this evening and to south 35 to 40 near noon Tuesday.

Chance of showers today and tonight. Periods of rain beginning Tuesday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 near noon then building to 3 to 5 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 6 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2017
Wednesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 late in the day.
Thursday Wind south 40 to 50 knots.
Friday Wind south 40 to 50 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 23 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening low 988 mb located south of
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low 1000 mb located off Oregon
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PST Tuesday approaching frontal system located over
western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PST 23 January 2017 Strong to gale force easterlies off the west coast of Vancouver
Island will quickly ease this morning as a low off the Oregon coast
weakens and moves off to the south.

A ridge of high pressure will reach the northern offshore waters
This afternoon and will settle over Vancouver Island on Tuesday,
bringing mostly light to moderate winds over the coast except for
local strong northwesterlies off the west coast of Vancouver
Island tonight.

A frontal system will be approaching the northern offshore waters
tonight and Tuesday, leading to strong to gale force southeasterlies
developing over the far north.

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