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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to easterly 30 to 40 near noon then diminishing to northerly 20 to 30 near midnight except southwest 20 over eastern sections. Wind becoming northwesterly 15 to 25 Tuesday morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Tuesday afternoon then becoming southwest 40 Tuesday evening.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms changing to rain near noon then to showers near midnight. Rain Tuesday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 5 early this evening. Seas building to 5 to 7 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to south 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming westerly 30 to 40.
Friday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2020

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 27 January 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
Explorer.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 27 January 2020 A frontal system will approach Explorer from the southeast
Today. Widespread gale force southeasterlies are expected ahead
Of the front this afternoon and evening. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies will occur near the West Vancouver Island headlands
late afternoon and evening. The associated low will give westerly
gales to Southern Explorer overnight.

An intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters Tuesday
afternoon and the North Coast Tuesday night. Winds will rise to
Gale to storm force southeasterlies over the northern and central
waters late Tuesday ahead of the system. Winds will veer to gale to
storm force southwesterlies in the wake of the frontal system Tuesday
night.

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