Explorer - southeastern half
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.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - southeastern halfIssued 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over the southern
At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Vancouver
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
Marine Weather StatementIssued 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
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- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
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- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
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