Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 February 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this morning and to northwest 35 to 40 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 30 Saturday morning then increasing to west 35 to 40 Saturday evening.

Chance of showers today tonight and Saturday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 February 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon and to 6 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 5 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 February 2018
Sunday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southwest 20 to 30.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough from low located from the Alaska
panhandle to Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located from the Alaska
panhandle to Washington State.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 982 mb located over the Gulf of
Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM PST 23 February 2018 A trough extending from a low over the Gulf of Alaska will extend
southwards from the Gulf of Alaska to Northern Vancouver Island
Today continuing to Washington state this afternoon. Westerly gales
have developed in its wake over the northern waters and will extend
to the central and southern waters tonight. The winds will ease by
Saturday morning

A 982 MB low will approach the Gulf of Alaska Saturday afternoon.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force westerly winds will develop
beginning late Saturday morning over the northern waters then extend
to the central and southern waters early Saturday evening.

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