Queen Charlotte Sound
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 August 2018
Tonight and Monday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming northwest 20 to 30 early Monday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Monday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte SoundIssued 4:00 PM PDT 19 August 2018
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 19 August 2018 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over northern BC
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 PM PDT 19 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure running north to south over Bowie will
continue to generate a northwesterly flow for most waters.
Marginal northwesterly gales will prevail over the Southern Hecate
Strait southward to west of Vancouver Island and ease to strong
Strong to gale force northwesterly winds are expected to redevelop in
Johnstone Strait this afternoon then ease tonight.
A ridge of high pressure is forecast to build into the Southern BC
Interior tonight and generate strong outflow winds through inlets
along the inner-South Coast.
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