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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 September 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 near noon Saturday.

Rain changing to showers Saturday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late this evening then subsiding to 3 early Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2019
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 late in the day.

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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

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 September 2019

'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 9:30 PM PDT 20 September 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
the southern Lower Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over northern Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Port Hardy.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 20 September 2019 A frontal system approaching the North Coast will move south to lie
over the Central Coast Saturday afternoon and to near Port Hardy by
late Saturday evening.

Ahead of the front, gale force southerlies over the northern waters
will spread to the Central Coast and Northern Vancouver Island
Saturday morning. In the wake of the front, winds will shift to
westerly and ease to moderate to strong.

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