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Explorer - southeastern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 January 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots backing to southeast 15 early this evening then increasing to south 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 early Saturday morning then becoming west 25 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 January 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 January 2021
Sunday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the morning.
Monday Wind west 10 knots increasing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 25 knots veering to north 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 January 2021

'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 10:30 AM PST 15 January 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening low located over the Gulf
of Alaska.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over the South Coast.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located from the North Coast to the
South Coast.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 15 January 2021 A deep low over the Gulf of Alaska will weaken today as a ridge
builds over the coast. Another Pacific front will move into the
offshore waters tonight.

Over northern waters, gale to storm force southwest winds will ease
to moderate to strong southerly this afternoon then increase to gale
to storm force southeast tonight.

Over central waters, gale to storm force southeast winds will develop
on Saturday morning.

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