Explorer - northwestern half
Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southerly 15 to 25 near noon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to variable 25 to 35 overnight. Wind becoming northwest 30 to 40 Thursday morning.
Showers changing to rain this evening then to showers Thursday morning.
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Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - northwestern halfIssued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2018
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located over southwestern Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing low located over southern Hecate
At 1:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located over BC interior.
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located near Haida Gwaii.
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front from low located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday cold front from low located from Hecate
Strait to Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 AM PST 21 November 2018 A frontal system will continue to generate gale to storm force
southeasterlies this morning over most central and southern waters.
The system will move eastwards today with the southeast winds
shifting to strong to gale force northerwesterlies for areas
immediately in its wake.
As the system departs into the BC Interior, a ridge will build
This afternoon causing winds to quickly ease below gales for
All marine regions.
The next frontal system will approach the offshore waters tonight.
The system will generate gale force southeasterlies across Explorer
this evening then spread to the coastal waters Thursday.
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