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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 October 2019

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to southeast 15 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late Monday morning and to southeast 35 early Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 45 Monday evening.

Rain Monday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 October 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 near midnight then building to 2 to 3 early Monday afternoon. Seas building to 4 to 6 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 13 October 2019
Tuesday Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots diminishing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon and to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 30.
Thursday Wind south 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.

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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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 13 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 13 October 2019 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.

By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 13 October 2019 A strong frontal system will approach the offshore waters this
evening and move eastward to lie over Haida Gwaii early Monday
evening. The front then continues its journey crossing the Central
Coast early Tuesday afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the front
over northern and central waters on Monday morning and reach northern
sections of west coast Vancouver Island Monday evening. Gale force
winds will continue down the rest of Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

A second low pressure system will quickly move into outer waters
early Tuesday morning bringing gale force southerly winds.

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