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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 19 January 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots veering to west 30 to 40 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 early Thursday evening then backing to southwest 15 late Thursday evening.

Rain changing to drizzle overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind south 5 to 15 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
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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 19 January 2022

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 19 January 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Cape Scott.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:36 PM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system stretching from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver
Island will cross inland near or after midnight. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies over the northern and central waters will shift to
strong to gale force westerlies as the system crosses inland.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system will maintain the
strong to gale force westerlies into Thursday. The trough will
rapidly weaken through Thursday and the westerlies will ease to
generally moderate westerlies by Thursday afternoon.

Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie Thursday night
and Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.

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