Bowie - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 15 to 25 knots backing to northwest 10 to 20 near midnight then becoming southeasterly 10 to 20 early Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeasterly 20 to 30 near noon Tuesday then becoming southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon.

Chance of showers late this afternoon and tonight. Rain beginning Tuesday evening. Fog patches dissipating early Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon Tuesday then building to 3 to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind southerly 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 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 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over western Queen
Charlotte Sound.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 26 January 2015 A low pressure centre over Queen Charlotte Sound this afternoon will
reach Hecate Strait this evening and then move into the B.C. Interior
overnight. Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the low
will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake
tonight.

Winds will become strong to gale force southeasterly over Bowie
Tuesday afternoon as a frontal system approaches the region.

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