Explorer - southeastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind south 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 early this evening then increasing to north 15 to 20 after midnight. Wind north 15 to 20 Saturday.

Showers beginning early this evening and ending early Saturday morning. Fog banks dissipating near midnight.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located on a line north-south
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
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.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:05 PM PDT 19 October 2018 An intense low pressure system over the Northern Gulf of Alaska will
move into Alaska this evening while the associated weak cold front
dissipates near Cape Scott tonight. On Saturday, a ridge of high
pressure will build over Queen Charlotte Sound. Another low pressure
system will brush the northern offshore waters Saturday evening.

Strong southeast winds will prevail over central waters this
Evening ahead of the cold front with local gales near the headlands
of Vancouver Island. Winds will shift to moderate to strong west or
southwest as the front passes with gale force westerlies forecast
over the northern offshore waters.

On Saturday, strong to gale force southerlies will persist over the
northern offshore waters.

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