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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 15 early this afternoon then increasing to south 15 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon.

Periods of rain Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this morning and to 2 to 3 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2019
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to north 15 to 20.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 22 October 2019 Strong to gale force westerlies through Juan de Fuca east will
continue for the next several hours.

A developing frontal system well offshore will come into Bowie
overnight tonight bringing strong to gale force southeasterly winds.
Through Wednesday morning gale to storm force southeasterlies will
develop over the northern waters along west coast Haida Gwaii, Dixon
Entrance and North Hecate.

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