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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 early this morning and to south 40 to 50 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 this evening then becoming westerly 20 to 30 Friday morning.

Rain beginning near noon changing to showers overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this afternoon then subsiding to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 30 late in the day.
Sunday Wind east 30 to 40 knots becoming northwest 35 to 45 late in the day.
Monday Wind west 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 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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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 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 4:00 AM PST 20 February 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday departing ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 AM PST 20 February 2020 A Pacific front west of Bowie this morning will move across the North
Coast tonight and then across central waters early Friday. Southerly
gales over Bowie will spread to northern waters by this afternoon
then to central waters this evening. Winds will reach storm force
ahead of the front west of Haida Gwaii. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies will prevail behind the front.

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