Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 February 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 25 early Saturday morning and to north 30 to 40 Saturday evening.

A few showers and chance of flurries beginning late overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2017

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind north 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind north 15 to 25 knots becoming north 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 15 to 25 knots veering to west 15 to 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 February 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 9:30 PM PST 24 February 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary high 1044 mb located at
50N 155W.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday deepening low 1020 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Saturday deepening low 1008 mb located over
Cape Scott.

At 10:00 p.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 24 February 2017 A 1045 millibar high will remain west of the offshore waters. A low
pressure centre will develop near the Alaska Panhandle Saturday
morning. The low will deepen as it moves southeastward along the
coast on Saturday, deepening to about 1008 millibars as it reaches
Cape Scott Saturday evening.

Widespread northerly gales will develop over most northern waters by
Saturday morning and will spread to the waters off the west coast of
Vancouver Island Saturday night. In addition, strong to gale force
northeast outflow winds will develop through the Northern Mainland
inlets Saturday night.

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