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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 23 July 2024

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 20 to 30 after midnight then becoming northwest 20 near noon Wednesday. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 early Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending near noon Wednesday with a risk of thunderstorms late this evening and a risk of waterspouts overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 July 2024
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 July 2024
Thursday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Waterspout watch in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound

Issued 9:26 PM PDT 23 July 2024 Conditions are favourable for the development of waterspouts.

Where: Queen Charlotte Sound, Central Coast, southern Hecate Strait and northern West Coast Vancouver Island North.

When: Now through Wednesday afternoon.

Remarks: Favourable conditions for waterspout development are present as an upper low moves over the central BC waters.

Wind speeds inside the spray ring of a waterspout are 45 knots or higher. Vulnerable vessels are at risk of damage or capsizing. Keep in mind that waterspouts cannot be seen at night and may strike suddenly. Waterspouts are generally isolated in nature although they can also occur in families of two or more. Waterspouts are generally short-lived in nature, typically lasting 20 minutes or less. Spray rings associated with waterspouts can measure in the tens of metres. Waterspouts sometimes appear as funnel clouds with swirling water visible near the surface.

Please continue to monitor alerts and forecasts issued by Environment Canada. For more information monitor Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 23 July 2024 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 1014 mb located over Queen Charlotte
Sound.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low 1018 mb located west of
McInnes Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching ridge located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:21 PM PDT 23 July 2024 A low over Queen Charlotte Sound is spreading southeast gales to
West Vancouver Island North this evening. Winds will subside tonight
as the low weakens.

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