Explorer - northwestern half
Issued 09:30 PM PST 08 December 2023
Tonight and Saturday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots becoming southeast 50 to 60 near midnight then diminishing to southeast 40 to 50 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 early Saturday morning then becoming northwest 20 early Saturday evening.
Rain ending Saturday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - northwestern halfIssued 01:21 AM PST 09 December 2023
'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PST 8 December 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing ridge located on a line
north-south over the South Coast.
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
By 1:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday trough located over Haida Gwaii extending
By midnight PST Saturday weakening trough located over the North
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:18 PM PST 8 December 2023 An approaching frontal system is bringing gale to storm force
southeast winds to the offshore waters. Winds will rise to strong to
gale force southeasterly over the northern and central waters and
west of Vancouver Island as the frontal system approaches.
On Saturday morning, winds are likely to rise to hurricane force
southeasterlies in a broad swath from Southern Hecate Strait, through
Queen Charlotte Strait, to Northern Vancouver Island.
Gale force northwesterlies over northern waters, west of Haida Gwaii
will follow this system late Saturday as a sharp surface trough
follows the frontal system.
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- Bowie - northern half
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- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara
- Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara
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