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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 November 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots except west 35 to 40 over northern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 late this afternoon then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind southwest 25 to 35 Friday.

Rain overnight and Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 November 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 4 to 6 early Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 November 2019
Saturday Wind south 30 to 40 knots becoming west 30 in the morning.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 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)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 21 November 2019

'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 4:00 PM PST 21 November 2019 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1003 mb located over central Hecate
Strait.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating low mb located over the
North Coast.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 21 November 2019 A Pacific front through the central BC coast will move inland and
weaken early this evening. A 1003 MB low behind the front over
Central Hecate Strait will move onto the north BC coast and dissipate
early this evening.

Southeast gales along the BC coast, from Dixon Entrance East to the
Central Coast, will shift to gale force westerlies in the wake of the
front and the low. Local storm force westerly winds over Southwestern
Haida Gwaii will ease early this evening.

Winds will diminish to strong southwesterly this evening then
increase to southerly gales again overnight and Friday for central
and northern waters in advance of the next frontal system.

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