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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late this afternoon and to southeast 35 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 55 near midnight and to southeast 55 to 70 overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 45 Saturday afternoon and to southwest 25 Saturday evening.

Showers and fog patches ending late this morning. Rain tonight and Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 5 to 7 after midnight except 7 to 10 near the headlands Saturday morning and afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 45.

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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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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 8 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located west
of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At noon PST Saturday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2023 An approaching frontal system will bring gale to storm force
southeast winds to the offshore waters this afternoon. Winds will
rise to strong to gale force southeasterly over the northern and
central waters and west of Vancouver Island this evening as the
frontal system approaches.

On Saturday morning, winds are likely to rise to hurricane force
southeasterlies in a broad swath from Dixon east, through Hecate
Strait and Queen Charlotte Strait, to Northern Vancouver Island.

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