Hecate Strait - northern half
Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon and to southeast 40 to 50 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 55 to 65 near midnight then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Wednesday evening.
Showers changing to rain this evening then to showers Wednesday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - northern halfIssued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2020
'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located over the South Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to the South Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of the
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:49 AM PST 28 January 2020 An intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters today
then through the north and Central Coast early Wednesday morning.
Ahead of the system, storm force southeasterlies will develop over
Bowie this afternoon while gales form over northern and central
waters. As the system progresses eastwards tonight, a brief period of
hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over parts of the north
and central waters. The associated front will move across the South
Coast through Wednesday morning resulting in gale force
southeasterlies. In the wake of the system, winds will veer to gale
to storm force southwesterlies over northern and central waters while
the southern waters will experience far weaker winds ranging from
moderate to strong.
Another system will approach the offshore waters late Wednesday
bringing gale to storm force southerlies across the northern waters
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- Bowie - northern half
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara
- Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara
- Douglas Channel
- Explorer - northwestern half
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