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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to southeast 50 to 60 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late this afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 near midnight. Wind southwest 20 Thursday.

Rain changing to showers this afternoon with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 5 to 7 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2019
Friday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots backing to southerly 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 05:41 AM PST 11 December 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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 11 December 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over eastern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located west of Bowie.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Thursday trough located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:31 AM PST 11 December 2019 A frontal system moving through northern and central waters and
southern offshore waters will make land fall late today.

Widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies are expected ahead of
the front today with near hurricane force southeasterlies possible
near the headlands of North Vancouver Island, winds will ease to
strong southwesterlies in behind the front.

A trough will move through Bowie Thursday afternoon generating gale
force southwesterlies as it passes.

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