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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwesterly 20 to 30 this afternoon and to southwest 30 to 40 after midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 40 to 50 Saturday morning.

Periods of rain this afternoon tonight and Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 November 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this morning then building to 3 to 5 near midnight. Seas building to 4 to 6 Saturday morning and to 6 to 8 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 November 2020
Sunday Wind southerly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots.

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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

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Washington State.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PST 27 November 2020 A frontal system over Cape Scott early this morning will move towards
the southeast and sweep across Vancouver Island today. Ahead of the
front, gale to storm force southerly winds have developed. Strong to
gale force westerly winds are forecast in the wake of the system.

A weak trough will approach the offshore waters from the west today.
The trough will bring strong to gale force westerly winds across
Bowie and Explorer.

A strong Pacific frontal system will approach Haida Gwaii on Saturday
bringing gale to storm force southerly winds to the northern and
central waters.

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