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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 February 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except southeast 55 to 65 near the headlands. Wind becoming west 35 late this evening then veering to northwest 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind becoming northwest 40 to 50 early Thursday morning then becoming northwest 35 to 45 early Thursday afternoon. Wind becoming northwest 40 to 50 early Thursday evening.

Rain ending Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this evening and to 7 to 9 late overnight. Seas building to 8 to 11 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2021
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 35 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30.

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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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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 February 2021

'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 9:30 PM PST 24 February 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 982 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located over the southern
Alaska panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 PM PST 24 February 2021 A deep area of low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska will reach the
Southern Alaskan Panhandle by early Thursday morning, then move
inland. A frontal system associated with this strong low, is crossing
the Central Coast this evening.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue ahead of this
strong system and rapidly switch to gale to storm force westerlies in
its wake.

Once the strong and persistent west to northwesterly flow is
established, significant wave heights of 10 to 14 metres are expected
to develop over northern offshore waters tonight, then spread towards
Haida Gwaii by Thursday morning. Waves will ease somewhat through the
day on Thursday.

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