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Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 December 2022

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 20 to 30 late overnight then becoming southeast 25 to 35 Friday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near noon Friday then becoming southeast 40 to 50 Friday afternoon except west 25 over western sections.

Scattered showers changing to rain Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 December 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 December 2022
Saturday Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 25.
Monday Wind north 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 08 December 2022

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 8 December 2022 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low located west of the Alaska
panhandle.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Friday intensifying low 990 mb located west
of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 982 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 8 December 2022 A weakening low located over the Gulf of Alaska will approach the
Alaskan Panhandle this evening. Gale force westerlies over Bowie
Will ease to moderate tonight.

On Friday, an intensifying low will move into Southwestern Explorer.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low
over parts of the southern and central waters. Southeasterly to
easterly gale force winds will spread into the inner waters of the
South Coast late Friday afternoon.

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