Hecate Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 February 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this morning then veering to southwest 30 to 40 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 this evening and to light overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Monday morning and to southeast 30 to 40 Monday afternoon.

Showers ending near noon. Rain beginning Monday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 February 2016

Hecate Strait - northern half

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

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening then subsiding to 3 Monday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 February 2016
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind south 20 knots becoming northeast 10 to 20.
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 5 to 15.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 08:36 AM PST 14 February 2016

'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 14 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located off Bowie.
By noon PST today departing low 991 mb located over northern Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line east-west
over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PST 14 February 2016 A low pressure system will track across Northern Bowie Sunday morning
and into the Alaskan Panhandle by the evening. Ahead of the low, gale
force southerlies will develop over central and northern waters early
Sunday morning and shift to gale force westerlies in its wake.

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