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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 early this evening and to southwest 10 to 20 late Sunday morning.

Rain changing to showers near midnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 late overnight and to 2 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2021
Monday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 in the morning and to south 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25.
Wednesday Wind northwest 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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 16 January 2021

'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 PM PST 16 January 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
the Central Coast.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 9:30 p.m. PST Sunday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 16 January 2021 A weakening Pacific front over Hecate Strait will continue to move
eastwards and land over the Central Coast late this evening. Over
West Vancouver Island North to Dixon entrances east, gale to storm
force southeast winds ahead of the front will shift to strong to gale
force southwest in its wake.

A ridge of high pressure will build onto Explorer Sunday morning and
to the Central Coast in the evening. Winds will ease to moderate to
strong southwest over the northern waters. Winds will become moderate
to strong northwest over the South Coast on Sunday.

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