Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30 early Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday afternoon.

Showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind west 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40 in the morning.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming southwesterly 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind west 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 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 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low located north of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern
Bowie.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 24 November 2017 A frontal system moving across Northern Vancouver Island will stall
over Central Vancouver Island this afternoon. Ahead of the front,
southeasterly gale force winds will occur over some southern waters
this morning. In the wake of the front, strong southwest winds can
Be expected.

Meanwhile a low will track north of Bowie today. As it approaches
southwesterly gales will develop over the northern offshore waters
this morning, and spread to northern waters tonight.

Another low tracking northward will move over Northwestern Explorer
late Saturday evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of this low over southern waters Saturday night.

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