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Explorer - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early this morning and to southeast 25 to 35 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 this afternoon then becoming south 40 near midnight. Wind southwest 25 to 35 Saturday.

Rain this afternoon tonight and Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 5 near noon and to 5 to 7 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots backing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020

'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 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior this week. Gale to storm force northeasterly
outflow winds will prevail through all coastal inlets. Moderate to
severe freezing spray will continue near the central and northern
coastal inlets.

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters today. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies are expected to develop ahead of the
system and will affect all marine regions tonight. Hurricane force
southeasterlies are possible over the northern sections of west coast
Vancouver Island tonight.

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