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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then veering to southwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming south 25 Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 this evening then building to 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 January 2020
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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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 24 January 2020

'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 24 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing trough located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday departing low located north of Haida

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday trough from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PST 24 January 2020 A trough of low pressure will move through the North Coast this
morning and depart the region this afternoon. The trough will
generate strong to gale force southerly winds over parts of the
central and northern coastal waters.

Another low pressure system will pass through the offshore waters
tonight then through the northern coastal waters on Saturday.
Gale force southerly winds will prevail ahead of the low affecting
northern waters, central waters, and marine regions adjacent to
Northern Vancouver Island. The winds will become strong to gale force
southwesterlies in the wake of the low.

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