Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 February 2018

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind north 45 to 55 knots diminishing to north 30 to 40 near midnight and to north 20 to 30 near noon Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 February 2018
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 after midnight and to 2 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 February 2018
Tuesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 knots.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 February 2018

'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 4:00 PM PST 18 February 2018 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from the North Coast to the
South Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday weakening trough located from the North
Coast to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 18 February 2018 A low pressure system over Washington state this morning will depart
today while high pressure continues to build over the BC Interior.

Gale to storm force northerly winds are expected for many of the
central and southern waters. Gale force outflow winds will also be a
factor near mainland inlets. Outflow winds are likely to persist
until Monday.

With the prolonged northerly winds offshore, waves reaching 9 metres
are expected for offshore waters west of Vancouver Island.

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