Hecate Strait - southern half
Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022
Today Tonight and Friday.
Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this afternoon then backing to southwest 15 this evening. Wind backing to south 20 late overnight then increasing to southerly 20 to 30 Friday morning.
Showers ending this afternoon. Periods of drizzle Friday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
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Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over Queen
At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:21 AM PST 20 January 2022 A weakened frontal system over the Lower Mainland will depart the
region this morning. In the wake of the system, gale force
Westerlies will continue through Juan de Fuca Strait this morning and
this evening before easing.
A trough over Queen Charlotte Sound this morning is maintaining
widespread strong to gale force westerlies across most outer and
offshore waters. The trough will rapidly weaken through the day and
the westerlies will ease to generally moderate speeds by this
Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie tonight and
Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.
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