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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2023

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this morning and to southeast 30 to 40 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 35 to 45 late this evening. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 30 after midnight then becoming south 25 to 35 Thursday morning. Wind becoming south 20 to 30 Thursday evening.

Rain this afternoon tonight and Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 3 to 5 late this afternoon and to 4 to 6 Thursday morning. Seas building to 5 to 7 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to south 30 to 40 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots becoming northwest 30 to 40 late in the day.

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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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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 February 2023

'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 4:00 AM PST 8 February 2023 Today Tonight and Thursday At 7:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By noon PST Thursday frontal system located from Hecate Strait to
the Central Coast.

At 7:30 a.m. PST Thursday low 986 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 990 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:10 AM PST 8 February 2023 A Pacific front is approaching the coast this morning. The front will
bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to offshore
waters through this morning and then to all northern and central
waters by this afternoon. Hurricane force southeasterlies will
develop over Northern Vancouver Island late this evening.

Another trough of low pressure overnight crosses the offshore waters
and will merge with the one currently over Hecate Strait and the
central waters. This will push gales south into the inner south
Coast waters, and will help maintain gale to storm force southerlies
from East Dixon south to Queen Charlotte Sound through much of
Thursday.

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