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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 November 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early this morning and to west 10 to 15 near noon. Wind diminishing to light early this evening then becoming easterly 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind backing to northerly 5 to 15 near noon Friday.

Rain ending this afternoon. Rain Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 November 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon and to 1 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 November 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the morning then becoming southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20.

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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
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 November 2020

'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 4:00 AM PST 26 November 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located on
a line northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching low located northwest of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 26 November 2020 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii this morning will move eastward
reaching Cape Scott this afternoon. The front will stall tonight as
it straddles the central and southern waters.

Ahead of the system, gale to storm force southerly winds are
expected. Moderate to strong northwesterly winds are forecast in the
wake of the system.

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