West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2017

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 this morning and to southeast 10 to 15 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 near noon Monday.

A few showers ending this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2017
Tuesday Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 in the morning and to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 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 4:00 AM PST 22 January 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over northern BC interior.

At 10:00 a.m. PST today intensifying low 970 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday departing low 998 mb located off Oregon
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 22 January 2017 A deep and intense area of low pressure will be approaching
Explorer from the south this morning. The low will then stall just
off the southwestern corner of Explorer this afternoon and will fill
as it moves southward towards the California coast on Monday.
Meanwhile, an Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain stationary
over the Northern BC Interior today and will weaken on Monday.

Gale to storm force east and southeast winds will develop off the
west coast of Vancouver Island this morning ahead of the incoming
Low and will ease to moderate to strong easterly by Monday morning
As the low weakens and pulls away to the south. Strong to gale force
northeast outflow winds will continue today through the mainland
inlets and will ease Monday.

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