Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 December 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 early this morning then increasing to southerly 15 to 25 late this morning. Wind becoming variable 10 to 20 early this evening then becoming northeast 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind increasing to northerly 25 to 35 Thursday morning and to northerly 35 to 45 near noon Thursday.
Showers changing to rain Thursday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine IslandIssued 07:25 AM PST 19 December 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 PST 19 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating low located over the Gulf
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday departing low located over Vancouver
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:56 AM PST 19 December 2018 A stationary low over the Gulf of Alaska will continue to generate
strong to gale force southwest winds over Northern Bowie for today
An intense low pressure system will approach the South Coast tonight
then cross into the Southern BC Interior by Thursday evening.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterly winds will
develop over Southern Explorer this evening then spread to the west
coast of Vancouver Island and inner South Coast overnight and
continuing Thursday. Behind the low, gale to storm force northerly
winds will develop over Northern Explorer tonight then spread to
parts of the northern and central waters Thursday. As the low
Crosses into the BC Interior late in the day Thursday, the west to
northwest gale force winds will spread to the inner South Coast
There is still uncertainty with the timing and track of the low as
It transits across the South Coast on Thursday. Therefore, the
Timing of southeast winds shifting to westerly winds and their
Speeds may be subject to change in subsequent forecasts as the
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
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- Explorer - southeastern half
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- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
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