West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 early this morning then backing to southwest 10 to 20 this afternoon. Wind backing to southeast 15 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Rain changing to showers late this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 November 2018
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming variable 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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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

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over southern
BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located over southern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 20 November 2018 A front stretching from Hecate Strait to Southern Explorer will
gradually re-orient its stalled position and lie from the Central
Coast to Southern Explorer by this afternoon. Strong to gale
Force southeasterlies will continue to be generated along the front.

The stalled front will reintensify tonight as a low approaches
Vancouver Island from the south. The low will combine with the
stalled front and this combined system will move eastwards into the
inner South Coast Wednesday afternoon and into the BC Interior by
Wednesday evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies will
Continue to be generated along the front.

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