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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly outflow 5 to 15 knots increasing to northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 near midnight and to northeasterly outflow 35 to 45 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray beginning Saturday evening.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2023
Sunday Wind northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 knots becoming northeasterly outflow 20 to 30 in the morning then diminishing to northeasterly outflow 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northeasterly outflow 5 to 15 knots becoming light.
Tuesday Wind northeasterly outflow 5 to 15 knots diminishing to light.

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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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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Douglas Channel

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2023

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Douglas Channel

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2023

Moderate or severe freezing spray is 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 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing trough located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 January 2023 A trough over Southern Vancouver Island will slowly move southward.
Meanwhile, a ridge of high pressure will remain offshore. Strong to
gale force northerly winds will prevail between these two features,
over most outer coastal waters and Explorer.

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the BC Interior
tonight and Saturday. Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop
in the mainland inlets tonight and are expected to strengthen to gale
to storm force outflow on Saturday as the ridge
Builds.

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