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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 December 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming south 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight and to southeast 40 to 50 Friday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 December 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 metres building to 6 this evening then subsiding to 5 late overnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 December 2020
Saturday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30 in the morning.
Sunday Wind south 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 03 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 3 December 2020 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 999 mb located off Haida Gwaii.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over northwestern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 3 December 2020 A low pressure centre off Haida Gwaii will track north and weaken off
the Alaskan Panhandle tonight. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force
southeasterlies over central and northern waters will shift to gale
to storm force southwesterly in its wake.

Winds will slightly diminish tonight, but widespread southeast gales
will redevelop Friday morning as another frontal system moves over
Haida Gwaii. Winds will then rise to storm force southerly Friday
evening as another strong low centre moves northwards across Bowie.

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