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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2024

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to north 10 to 20 early this afternoon then veering to east 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late this evening and to southeast 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to west 20 to 30 Tuesday morning.

Snow beginning near midnight becoming rain or periods of snow Tuesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 early this morning and to 2 to 3 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 near midnight then building to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2024
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to south 15 to 25.
Friday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots becoming light.

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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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 February 2024

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 26 February 2024 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over northwestern Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:20 AM PST 26 February 2024 A trough along the Central Coast will keep strong northwesterly winds
over northern, central, and offshore waters this morning. However, by
afternoon gales are likely over West Vancouver Island and Juan de
Fuca this afternoon.

A ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie this afternoon and
move to Explorer tonight. This will support another round of
northwesterly gales south of Tofino and Southern Strait of Georgia.
Westerly gales are also expected through Juan de Fuca Strait.

Another trough will start to enter Bowie near midnight and continue
to track east into Tuesday. Southeasterly gales are expected over
northern waters overnight and spread to central waters on Tuesday.
A brief period of storm force southeasterlies is very likely to occur
from Tuesday afternoon over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate Strait.
In the wake of the trough, westerly gales are expected over Bowie and
Explorer.

Outflow winds are also expected through the mainland inlets on
Tuesday as stronger pressure gradient forms.

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