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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 late this morning and to northwest 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind backing to southwesterly 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday evening except west 15 over northern sections.

Showers changing to rain overnight.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this morning and to 3 to 4 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2024
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 20.

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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 (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2024

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 26 February 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located on a line northwest-southeast
over the North Coast.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over northwestern Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 26 February 2024 A trough along the North Coast will keep northwesterly gales over
northern, central, and offshore waters this morning.

A ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie this afternoon and
move to Explorer tonight. This will support another round of
northwesterly gales south of Tofino and Southern Strait of Georgia.
Westerly gales are also expected through Juan de Fuca Strait.

Another trough will start to enter Bowie near midnight and continue
to track east into Tuesday. Southeasterly gales are expected over
northern waters overnight and spread to central waters on Tuesday. A
brief period of storm force southeasterlies is very likely to occur
from Tuesday afternoon over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate Strait. In
the wake of the trough, westerly gales are expected over Bowie and

Outflow winds are also expected through the mainland inlets on
Tuesday as stronger pressure gradient forms.

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