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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 09 August 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning then becoming northwest 25 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 09 August 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 09 August 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northerly 5 to 15 in the afternoon then becoming light late in the day.
Friday Wind light.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots late in the day.

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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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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 09 August 2022

'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 10:30 AM PDT 9 August 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located west
of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 1014 mb located south of Explorer.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low located over southern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 9 August 2022 Ahead of a ridge of high pressure strong to gale force northerly
winds are expected to continue over southern portions of Hecate
Strait. Portions of Queen Charlotte Sound could see northerly gales
beginning this afternoon. Areas in the vicinity of Haida Gwaii can
expect these strong to gale force winds to develop this evening.

Winds should begin to ease to moderate to strong northerlies later on
Wednesday.

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