Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots backing to northeasterly 15 to 20 this morning then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 20 overnight and to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday morning. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 40 Saturday afternoon then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this evening then building to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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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 Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018

'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 PST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening low 988 mb located 100 miles
south of Cape St. James.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 998 mb located over eastern
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PST 19 January 2018 A 988 millibar low 100 miles south of Cape St James will move
Slowly northeastward across Queen Charlotte Sound today while
weakening. The low will reach the Central Coast overnight and
dissipate. A frontal system will approach the offshore waters
overnight to lie from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island Saturday
afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease to
moderate to strong tonight. Gale to local storm force
Northwesterlies in the wake of the low will also ease to moderate to
strong tonight.

Gale force southeasterlies will develop offshore ahead of the
Frontal system overnight, and spread to most waters on Saturday.
Winds will ease to strong southerlies behind the system.

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