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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 August 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 early this morning then veering to northwest 15 to 25 Saturday morning.

Rain changing to showers near noon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 August 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 August 2019
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 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 04:00 AM PDT 23 August 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 AM PDT 23 August 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PDT 23 August 2019 A frontal system over Hecate Strait will move southeastward to the
Central Coast by this afternoon. Gale force southerly winds will
continue over central waters this morning ahead of the front.

A trough of low pressure will track eastward across Bowie today
Then reach Hecate Strait by Saturday morning. Strong to gale force
southwesterly or westerly winds will develop over northern waters
As the system crosses the region.

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