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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 December 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Thursday morning. Wind veering to southwest 35 to 45 near noon Thursday then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 December 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this evening then subsiding to 5 early Thursday morning. Seas building to 5 to 7 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 December 2020
Friday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.

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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
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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 02 December 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 2 December 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
southern BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 6:00 a.m. PST Thursday low located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PST 2 December 2020 A frontal system stretched from the North Coast to Northern Vancouver
Island will stall tonight, spreading strong to gale force southerly
winds tonight and Thursday morning.

An area of low pressure will approach central waters Thursday
afternoon and reach Haida Gwaii by Thursday evening. Gale to
Storm force southerlies are expected in the vicinity of this area of
low pressure.

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