Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 early Tuesday morning then diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte Sound - western halfIssued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2024
'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 SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over northwestern Explorer.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:20 AM PST 26 February 2024 A trough along the Central Coast will keep strong northwesterly winds
over northern, central, and offshore waters this morning. However, by
afternoon gales are likely over West Vancouver Island and Juan de
Fuca this afternoon.
A ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie this afternoon and
move to Explorer tonight. This will support another round of
northwesterly gales south of Tofino and Southern Strait of Georgia.
Westerly gales are also expected through Juan de Fuca Strait.
Another trough will start to enter Bowie near midnight and continue
to track east into Tuesday. Southeasterly gales are expected over
northern waters overnight and spread to central waters on Tuesday.
A brief period of storm force southeasterlies is very likely to occur
from Tuesday afternoon over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate Strait.
In the wake of the trough, westerly gales are expected over Bowie and
Outflow winds are also expected through the mainland inlets on
Tuesday as stronger pressure gradient forms.
Pacific - North Coast Area
- Bowie - northern half
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West
- Douglas Channel
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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