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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 17 May 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to northwest 45 to 55 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 35 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 Wednesday evening.

Rain ending overnight. Scattered showers Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the morning.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 2022

'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 9:30 PM PDT 17 May 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating trough located over
Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 994 mb located off Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing low 999 mb located over
northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:07 PM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure over Bowie will move eastwards and weaken
over Haida Gwaii late Wednesday morning. Ahead of the trough,
southerly gales from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver Island will
ease overnight into early Wednesday morning.

A deep low pressure centre will cross Explorer tonight and Northern
Vancouver Island Wednesday morning. Ahead of the low, storm force
southerly winds over Explorer will spread to west coast Vancouver
Island tonight, with hurricane force southeasterlies near the
headlands overnight. Southeast gales will spread to the inner South
Coast early Wednesday morning. In the wake of the low, winds will
shift to gale to storm force westerly overnight and spread to Juan
De fuca strait Wednesday morning.

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