West Coast Vancouver Island North

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early this morning then increasing to northeast 15 to 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 40 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to west 20 Friday evening.

Periods of rain ending Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 7 metres subsiding to 6 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 December 2018
Saturday Wind southeast 30 knots increasing to southeast 60 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 50 knots diminishing to south 25.
Monday Wind southeast 35 knots increasing to southeast 55.

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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 Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:28 AM PST 13 December 2018

'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 13 December 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Victoria.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday warm front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Port Hardy.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today dissipating low 980 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching low 982 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:24 AM PST 13 December 2018 A Pacific warm front near the southern tip of Vancouver Island will
move northward to lie across the northern tip of Vancouver Island
tonight and Friday morning. An intense 980 MB low over the Alaskan
Panhandle will dissipate today. Meanwhile, another intense Pacific
low will move into Southern Explorer late tonight then cross
Vancouver Island late Friday.

Over northern waters, gale to storm force westerly winds will ease
To strong to gale force westerly by this afternoon and then to
moderate to strong northwest late in the day. Winds will rise to
strong to gale force northerly by Friday morning. Over central
waters, strong to gale force westerly winds will ease to light to
moderate variable later this morning then rise to gale force
northerly tonight. Over southern waters, winds will rise to gale
force southeast this afternoon then to storm force southeast off
Vancouver Island overnight. Winds will shift to westerly gales late
Friday.

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