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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early this evening and to northwest 10 to 15 near noon Tuesday except northwest 25 south of the Brooks Peninsula. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday evening except northwest 15 south of the Brooks Peninsula.

Rain this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 this evening then subsiding to 4 near noon Tuesday. Seas subsiding to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019
Wednesday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to southerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.

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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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019

'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 4:00 PM PDT 21 October 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located over northeastern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located near Prince Rupert.

At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PDT 21 October 2019 A vigorous low pressure system will move across northern waters today
making land fall on the North Coast this evening. Gale force
southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to gale to storm force
westerlies in its wake.

Gale force southwesterly winds will funnel up the North Coast
mainland inlets as the low moves into northern Interior British
Columbia.

The associated frontal passage will impact the South Coast as well.
Gale force southeasterlies will develop in the Northern Strait of
Georgia this afternoon and abruptly switch to strong northwesterlies
Tuesday morning. Westerly gale force winds will also impact the Juan
de Fuca Strait tonight through Tuesday morning.

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