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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 11 December 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots except southeast 60 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 this evening and to southwest 15 to 20 near noon Thursday.

Rain changing to showers this evening with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 7 near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2019
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon then becoming southeast 10 to 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.

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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 10:30 AM PST 11 December 2019

'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 11 December 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located west of Bowie.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Thursday trough located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:11 AM PST 11 December 2019 A frontal system moving through the northern and central waters and
southern offshore waters today will cross the mainland coast this
evening.

Widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies are expected ahead of
the front today with near hurricane force southeasterlies possible
near the headlands of North Vancouver Island. Winds will ease to
strong southwesterlies behind the front.

A trough will move through Bowie Thursday afternoon generating gale
force southwesterlies as it passes.

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