Explorer - southeastern half
Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to south 15 to 25 late this morning. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 late this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 30 to 40 Tuesday afternoon.
Rain beginning early this evening changing to periods of rain Tuesday morning and ending Tuesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - southeastern halfIssued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2019
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 21 January 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today deepening low 990 mb located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 988 mb located north of Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:58 AM PST 21 January 2019 A deepening area of low pressure will approach Bowie early this
morning and lie to the northwest by Monday afternoon. Gale force
southerly winds will spread to the majority of coastal waters this
morning and intensify to gale to storm force winds through the day.
Far southern waters will be protected by a ridge of high pressure
But should see an increase in southeasterly winds beginning this
afternoon as the ridge weakens.
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