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Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 July 2024

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind south 15 knots diminishing to light early this evening then becoming northwest 15 this evening. Wind northwesterly 10 to 15 Thursday.

Periods of rain ending this evening. Risk of waterspouts late this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 July 2024
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 July 2024
Friday Wind light increasing to northwest 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Sunday Wind light becoming south 15 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Waterspout watch in effect

Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island

Issued 4:20 PM PDT 24 July 2024 Conditions are favourable for the development of waterspouts.

Where: Queen Charlotte Sound, Central Coast, southern Hecate Strait and northern West Coast Vancouver Island North.

When: Early this evening.

Remarks: Favourable conditions for waterspout development are present as an upper low moves over the central BC waters.

Wind speeds inside the spray ring of a waterspout are 45 knots or higher. Vulnerable vessels are at risk of damage or capsizing. Keep in mind that waterspouts cannot be seen at night and may strike suddenly. Waterspouts are generally isolated in nature although they can also occur in families of two or more. Waterspouts are generally short-lived in nature, typically lasting 20 minutes or less. Spray rings associated with waterspouts can measure in the tens of metres. Waterspouts sometimes appear as funnel clouds with swirling water visible near the surface.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 July 2024 Tonight and Thursday By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating low 1019 mb located over the
Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday ridge located over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:01 PM PDT 24 July 2024 A building ridge of high pressure offshore combined with lower
pressure inland will bring strong to gale force westerlies to
Juan de Fuca Strait this evening. Winds will ease early Thursday
morning.

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