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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 27 November 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to westerly 20 knots late this evening then backing to southerly 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Saturday morning and to southeast 40 to 50 early Saturday afternoon.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 November 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 early Saturday morning and to 2 to 3 near noon Saturday. Seas building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 November 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 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
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 27 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 9:30 PM PST 27 November 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Washington State.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday dissipating trough located over the
North Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:04 PM PST 27 November 2020 Strong to gale force westerly winds have developed this evening in
Juan de Fuca Strait in the wake of a frontal system. The winds will
ease overnight.

A weak trough over Hecate Strait will move eastward tonight. Strong
to gale force westerly winds are expected this evening over the
central and northern waters.

A strong Pacific frontal system will approach Haida Gwaii on Saturday
bringing gale to storm force southerly winds to the northern and
central waters.

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