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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 March 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 to 60 knots except southeast 65 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late this afternoon except southeast 30 to 40 over northern sections late this afternoon. Wind becoming northeast 20 to 30 late overnight then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Friday morning. Wind diminishing to west 30 to 40 Friday afternoon and to west 5 to 15 Friday evening.

Rain ending this evening. Rain overnight and Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this morning then subsiding to 5 overnight. Seas building to 6 to 8 Friday morning then subsiding to 5 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon and to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 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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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 March 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 10:30 AM PST 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 982 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located off Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PST 4 March 2021 A low over Explorer will track northwards across Haida Gwaii tonight
and into the Alaskan Panhandle on Friday. Ahead of the low, gale to
hurricane force southerlies will shift to storm to hurricane force
westerly in its wake.

Another low track will track eastwards over Explorer on Friday, then
across Vancouver Island in the evening. Ahead of the low, gale to
storm force southerlies will develop west of Vancouver Island Friday
and spread to the inner South Coast as strong to gale force. In its
wake the winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

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