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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 November 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 35 to 45 knots veering to northwest 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Wednesday morning. Wind backing to southwest 10 to 20 early Wednesday afternoon then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 early Wednesday evening.

Showers ending Wednesday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 9 metres subsiding to 6 to 8 after midnight and to 4 to 6 early Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2020
Thursday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon then increasing to southwest 35 to 45 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to west 30 to 40.
Saturday Wind southwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35.

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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 (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 November 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over southern Hecate
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing low 1007 mb located over the
Central Coast.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 PM PST 24 November 2020 A low pressure system has crossed Haida Gwaii and will reach the
Central Coast by Wednesday morning. The system will then gradually
dissipate late Wednesday morning as it moves to west of Tofino. Gale
force northwesterly winds over northern and central offshore waters
tonight will spread to southern offshore waters on Wednesday morning.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters on
Wednesday afternoon. The system will move southward across northern
waters Wednesday night then the central waters on Thursday. Ahead of
the system, gale force southerly winds will develop over northern
waters Wednesday night. The winds will spread to central and southern
waters on Thursday.

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