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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 January 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 after midnight and to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late Wednesday morning then diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 early Wednesday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 early Wednesday morning and to 3 late Wednesday morning. Seas building to 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning then becoming northwest 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Saturday 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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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2022

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching trough located west of
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:15 PM PST 18 January 2022 A frontal system will move across the northern waters tonight. Gale
force southeasterlies will begin over Northern Bowie near midnight
and spread to northern and central waters before morning. As it
approaches the mainland coast, storm force southeasterlies will
develop across Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East late
Wednesday morning.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system Wednesday
Afternoon will maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Strait and increase winds to storm force from
Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island Wednesday
afternoon.

Winds will veer to gale force westerly Wednesday night in the wake of
the trough.

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