Bowie - southern half
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind south 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 early this morning then becoming southwest 20 to 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Saturday morning then backing to south 15 to 25 Saturday evening.
Rain changing to showers today and tonight.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Bowie - southern halfIssued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018
'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 4:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 970 mb located 300 miles west
of the Alaska panhandle.
At 5:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line north-south
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.
At 5:00 a.m. PDT Saturday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:58 AM PDT 19 October 2018 A rapidly deepening low pressure system is moving northward towards
Alaska. The associated cold front will reach Haida Gwaii this
Morning and will dissipate as it reaches Cape Scott tonight. On
Saturday, a ridge of high pressure will lie over Queen Charlotte
Gale force southeasterlies will prevail over most northern and
central waters today ahead of the cold front. Winds will shift
To moderate to strong west or southwest behind it, with gale to
Storm force southwesterlies forecast over the northern offshore
On Saturday, strong to gale force southerlies will persist over the
northern offshore waters. Light to moderate winds will prevail
elsewhere under the ridge.
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