Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 25 early this morning then backing to southwest 30 near midnight. Wind southwest 30 Saturday.

Chance of showers changing to rain near midnight and ending Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2017
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 10 to 20 knots increasing to north 35 to 45 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 15 December 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 AM PST 15 December 2017 A ridge of high pressure will build over the central offshore waters
today and shift to the BC Interior Saturday. Gale force northwest
winds will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island today.

A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters late this
afternoon and move to lie over Hecate Strait by Saturday morning.
Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale force southerly over
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
southwesterly behind the front.

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