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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late this evening except southeast 55 near the headlands. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 near midnight then diminishing to south 30 to 40 overnight. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday morning except southwest 20 to 30 over southern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Rain ending this morning. Rain tonight and Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 overnight and to 6 to 8 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to westerly 35 in the afternoon and to southwest 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40.
Saturday Wind northwest 30 knots backing to southwest 25 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 Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 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 AM PST 28 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located near Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today weakening low located over the Washington
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 1:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over the North Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located near the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PST 28 January 2020 A low pressure center near Explorer will continue to spread
northwesterlies to Southern Explorer this morning.

Another intense frontal system will track across the offshore waters
this afternoon and onto the North Coast overnight. Ahead of the
system, storm force southeasterlies will develop over the northern
and central waters late today. A short period of hurricane force
southeasterlies is expected over the North Coast overnight. In its
wake, winds will veer to gale to storm force southwesterlies.

A third system will approach the offshore waters late Wednesday
bringing gale to storm force southerlies to the northern waters
Wednesday evening.

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