Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots except north 25 to 30 over southern sections today and this evening.

Chance of showers or flurries overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning and to 1 this afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2017
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30.

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Gale warning ended

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2017
Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary high 1045 mb located at
50N 157W.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary trough from low located
from the Washington Coast to the North Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 26 February 2017 A 1045 millibar high will remain well outside the offshore waters. A
1004 millibar low near the west entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait will
move southward towards Astoria today, with a trough extending
northwestward from the low remaining stationary along the BC coast.
A ridge of high pressure will persist over the B.C. Interior but
Will gradually weaken.

Widespread northerly gales over most northern waters and over most
waters off the west coast of Vancouver Island will gradually ease
today to below gale force over most areas. In addition, strong to
gale force northeast outflow winds through the northern and central
mainland inlets will ease to moderate to strong this afternoon.

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