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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 30 to 40 late this morning then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to southwest 20 to 30 Wednesday afternoon then becoming southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday evening.

Showers ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 6 to 8 metres building to 9 this morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots veering to westerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40.

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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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 07:04 AM PST 24 November 2020

'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 24 November 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 978 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over Hecate Strait.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located
west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:05 AM PST 24 November 2020 A trailing cold front will track southwards across Vancouver Island
this morning. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will
develop over South Coast waters later this morning and shift to
strong to gale force westerly in its wake.

The associated low over the Gulf of Alaska will track southwards
across Haida Gwaii this evening. Storm force westerlies in its
Wake will generate seas 10 to 13 metres over Bowie late this evening
then spread to west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon Entrance West
overnight. Seas will build to 8 to 10 metres over central waters on
Tuesday morning and to 6 to 8 metres over west coast Vancouver Island
on Tuesday afternoon.

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