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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Thursday morning except southeast 25 to 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming south 35 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain tonight and Thursday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 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 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday ridge located over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:04 AM PDT 23 October 2019 A Pacific frontal system over Bowie will move across the North Coast
this evening and remain nearly stationary across the central waters
overnight and Thursday.

Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies over
northern waters will rise to gale to storm force this afternoon.
Winds will ease to moderate to strong westerly in its wake then to
light to moderate tonight.

Over central waters winds will rise to southeast gales this afternoon
and then remain strong to gale force southerly tonight through
Thursday.

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