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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 this morning then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind southerly 20 to 30 Thursday.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to 15.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 25.

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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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:07 AM PDT 16 October 2019 A frontal system stretching over Vancouver Island will remain
stationary today. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will
prevail the inner South Coast waters today.

Another front will cross the offshore waters this evening and
approach the northern and central mainland coasts overnight then move
through the South Coast on Wednesday. Gale force southeast winds will
be generated by the front.

On Thursday, another frontal system will cross into central and
northern waters bringing southerly gales.

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