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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 19 January 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 after midnight then becoming west 20 early Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to west 15 near noon Thursday then backing to south 10 to 15 Thursday evening.

Rain ending overnight. Scattered showers near the mainland coast overnight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 near midnight and to 2 early Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 19 January 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 9:30 PM PST 19 January 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Cape Scott.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:36 PM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system stretching from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver
Island will cross inland near or after midnight. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies over the northern and central waters will shift to
strong to gale force westerlies as the system crosses inland.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system will maintain the
strong to gale force westerlies into Thursday. The trough will
rapidly weaken through Thursday and the westerlies will ease to
generally moderate westerlies by Thursday afternoon.

Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie Thursday night
and Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.

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