West Coast Haida Gwaii

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeasterly 10 to 20 knots except southeast 25 to 35 over southern sections. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 this evening then veering to southwest 50 to 60 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 Tuesday morning and to southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 to 30 Tuesday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early Tuesday morning.

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 late this evening then subsiding to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 27 April 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today deepening low 993 mb located southwest
of Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing low 981 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over central Explorer.
By noon PDT Tuesday departing cold front located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PDT 27 April 2015 A low will deepen rapidly as it quickly moves northward towards Haida
Gwaii tonight and eventually move up the Alaska Panhandle Tuesday.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will reach
storm force tonight over most of the central and northern waters as
the low approaches. Winds will shift rapidly to gale to storm force
westerly in its wake by Tuesday morning with local hurricane force
winds expected over parts of Explorer and Queen Charlotte Sound.
Winds will remain moderate to strong over the far south.

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