West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 25 to 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 early this evening except southeast 15 south of the Brooks Peninsula tonight. Wind becoming west 15 Friday evening.
Showers beginning this afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:15 AM PST 14 December 2017 A frontal system over Hecate Strait will weaken as it approaches the
Central Coast this afternoon. Ahead of the front, gale force
southeasterlies over the northern coastal waters will shift to strong
westerlies early this afternoon. Over Northern Bowie, marginal gale
southwest winds will prevail through Friday morning.
A ridge of high pressure will build over the central offshore waters
tonight. Gale force northwest winds will develop off the west coast
of Vancouver Island on Friday.
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