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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 December 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 this evening then becoming easterly 10 to 20 early Thursday morning. Wind increasing to easterly 20 to 30 late Thursday morning then veering to south 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon. Wind becoming south 15 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 December 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 near midnight and to 4 early Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 02 December 2020
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 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 4:00 PM PST 02 December 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 PM PST 2 December 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over southern
BC interior.

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 3:49 PM PST 2 December 2020 A frontal system stretched from the North Coast to Northern Vancouver
Island will stall tonight. The front will continue to generate gale
to storm force southeasterlies tonight and Thursday.

On Thursday, an area of low pressure will approach central waters and
should 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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