Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 40 this evening and to southeast 40 to 50 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 55 to 65 overnight then diminishing to southeast 45 to 55 Wednesday morning.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late this morning then building to 6 to 8 overnight. Seas building to 9 to 12 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018
Thursday Wind south 35 to 45 knots backing to southeasterly 25 to 35 in the morning.
Friday Wind southeasterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind variable 15 to 25 knots becoming southerly 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2018

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 16 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 7:00 p.m. PST tonight deepening frontal system located west
of Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 16 January 2018 An Arctic ridge will weaken today, but will re-strengthen on
Wednesday producing strong to gale force outflow winds through the
mainland inlets.

A strong frontal system is developing and will be west of Explorer
early this evening. Gale to storm
Force southeasterlies will develop ahead of this frontal system late
this evening. As the system moves towards Vancouver Island it will
continue to intensify. By early Wednesday morning storm to hurricane
force southeasterlies are expected at West Vancouver Island North
And will extend into Queen Charlotte Sound.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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