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Explorer - southeastern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 March 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 this afternoon then becoming easterly 25 this evening. Wind increasing to east 25 to 35 near midnight and to southwest 40 to 50 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 near noon Friday and to northwest 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Rain ending this afternoon. Rain overnight and Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 this morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 late this afternoon. Seas building to 6 to 8 Friday morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 March 2021

'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 10:30 AM PST 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 982 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located off Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PST 4 March 2021 A low over Explorer will track northwards across Haida Gwaii tonight
and into the Alaskan Panhandle on Friday. Ahead of the low, gale to
hurricane force southerlies will shift to storm to hurricane force
westerly in its wake.

Another low track will track eastwards over Explorer on Friday, then
across Vancouver Island in the evening. Ahead of the low, gale to
storm force southerlies will develop west of Vancouver Island Friday
and spread to the inner South Coast as strong to gale force. In its
wake the winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

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