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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 10 to 20 early this evening then backing to southeast 10 to 20 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Wednesday morning and to southeast 35 to 45 near noon Wednesday except southeast 50 near the headlands.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and this evening changing to rain Wednesday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 late overnight then building to 4 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 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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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 7:11 PM PST 21 January 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 21 January 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from Bowie to Cape Scott.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening trough located from Bowie
to Victoria.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PST 21 January 2020 A trough will move onto Vancouver Island this evening. In its wake,
strong to gale force southwesterlies over Explorer will spread to
West Coast Vancouver Island South this evening.

Another frontal system will move across the offshore waters Wednesday
morning and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
over the offshore and central waters Wednesday morning, then spread
to northern and southern waters in the afternoon.

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