Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2019
Tonight and Friday.
Wind southwesterly inflow 10 to 20 knots becoming northeasterly outflow 5 to 15 near noon Friday then increasing to northeasterly outflow 15 to 25 Friday evening.
Periods of snow or rain changing to rain near midnight.
Temperatures near plus 1.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PST 21 February 2019 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over southern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low located 100 miles northwest of Langara.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday weakening low located near Prince Rupert.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:51 PM PST 21 February 2019 A front over northern waters will move across the central waters
This evening and then to the southern waters on Friday morning.
Strong to gale force southerly winds will be generated along the
front. Winds will become gale to storm force northwesterlies in the
wake of the front.
The low pressure centre associated with the front will move
Southward through the Gulf of Alaska tonight and then approach
The North Coast late in the day on Friday. The low will weaken
considerably during its journey from the Gulf of Alaska to the North
Coast. The low will reinforce the already widespread northwest gale
winds due to the initial frontal passage for the northern and
Central waters tonight and Friday. Northern Bowie will see the
strongest of these northwest winds with storm force winds expected
tonight into Friday morning.
Pacific - North Coast Area
- Bowie - northern half
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West
- Douglas Channel
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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