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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon then diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening except southeast 40 to 50 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind becoming east 25 late overnight except southeast 25 to 35 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind becoming northeast 25 to 35 Saturday morning except southeast 25 to 35 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind becoming north 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2022
Sunday Wind north 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind north 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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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 Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 9 December 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary low 982 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 9 December 2022 A low will stall over Explorer today and is set to intensify tonight.
The low will drift southwards, exiting the region late on Saturday as
a ridge approaches from the west.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low
over parts of southern and central waters. Southeasterly to
Easterly gale force winds will spread into the inner waters of the
South Coast late this afternoon. Behind the low, over the offshore
waters, strong gale force northerly winds will occur on Saturday.

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