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Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 26 February 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 early Thursday evening.

Periods of rain.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 near midnight then building to 2 to 3 late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2020
Friday Wind north 15 knots increasing to northerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 late in the day.

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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
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 26 February 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 9:30 PM PST 26 February 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
the North Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located over the Alaska

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 26 February 2020 A broad low will remain nearly stationary in the Gulf of Alaska
While a steady stream of frontal systems continue to rotate through
the northern waters.

Winds over the northern and central waters will continue to fluctuate
from strong to gale force southwesterlies as the disturbances move
through the regions. A stronger disturbance will give gale to storm
force southwesterlies to waters northwest of Haida Gwaii on Thursday.

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