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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 early this morning then backing to southeast 15 to 25 late this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 this evening except southeast 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming southerly 20 to 30 Friday morning.

Rain changing to showers this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2020
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Monday Wind southwest 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2020

'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 AM PST 23 January 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located over
the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today departing cold front located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday departing trough located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PST 23 January 2020 A frontal system located from Hecate Strait to the Central Coast
Will dissipate through the morning. Gale force southeasterlies
Along the front will shift to moderate to strong southwesterly winds
in its wake.

The trailing cold front lies over Central Vancouver Island early this
morning in a northeast to southwest orientation. The cold front will
slide southeastwards across Vancouver Island through the day and
depart the South Coast region in the afternoon. Strong to gale
Force southerlies will persist ahead of the front then ease to
moderate to strong southerlies in its wake.

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