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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 January 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late overnight then backing to southwest 10 to 20 early Sunday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 to 7 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2021
Monday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind northeast 15 knots veering to east 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 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 9:30 PM PST 16 January 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing frontal system located over
BC interior.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Sunday building ridge located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PST 16 January 2021 A weakening Pacific front over Northern Vancouver Island will
continue to move eastward crossing the South Coast tonight. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to moderate
to strong southwesterlies in its wake.

A ridge of high pressure will build onto Explorer Sunday morning and
to the Central Coast in the evening. Strong to gale force
southwesterly winds over the northern waters will ease to moderate to
strong on Sunday. Winds will become moderate to strong northwest over
the South Coast on Sunday.

A frontal system will approach Bowie Sunday night and spread
southeast gales ahead of it.

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