Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early this afternoon then veering to southwest 50 to 60 late this evening except southwest 60 to 65 over western sections. Wind becoming southwest 40 to 50 early Saturday morning then diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 near noon Saturday. Wind diminishing to southwest 20 Saturday evening.

Showers changing to rain near noon then to showers near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 late this morning then building to 6 to 8 early this evening. Seas building to 8 to 11 after midnight then subsiding to 6 to 8 near noon Saturday and to 6 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2019
Sunday Wind southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind south 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2019

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over the southern
Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Vancouver
Island.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 966 mb located 180 miles southwest
of Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 986 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:48 AM PST 18 January 2019 A low over Haida Gwaii will move northward towards the Alaska
Panhandle today. Gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.

An intense low pressure system will approach Explorer this
Afternoon and move towards Haida Gwaii tonight. The low will then
move to lie over Dixon Entrance this afternoon while weakening.
Storm to hurricane force southeasterlies will develop off Vancouver
Island and over the central waters ahead of the system late today.
This will be followed by storm to hurricane force southwesterlies
tonight and Saturday morning behind the low. Winds will ease to gale
to storm force southwesterlies over the northern and central waters
Saturday afternoon and to strong to gale force southwest Saturday
evening as the low dissipates over the Alaska Panhandle.

In addition southeast gales are expected to develop this afternoon
over the inner South Coast. Winds will ease to strong south or
southwesterlies early Saturday.

Seas will build quickly over Explorer, Northwestern Vancouver island
and the central waters to more than 10 metres tonight as the low
approaches.

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