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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 20 to 30 early this afternoon then diminishing to northerly 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to northerly 20 to 30 early Saturday morning.

Scattered showers or flurries ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon then subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2022
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 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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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 9 December 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary low 982 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 9 December 2022 A low will stall over Explorer today and is set to intensify tonight.
The low will drift southwards, exiting the region late on Saturday as
a ridge approaches from the west.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low
over parts of southern and central waters. Southeasterly to
Easterly gale force winds will spread into the inner waters of the
South Coast late this afternoon. Behind the low, over the offshore
waters, strong gale force northerly winds will occur on Saturday.

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