Explorer - northwestern half
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 17 May 2022
Tonight and Wednesday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 early this evening and to south 35 to 45 late this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 45 to 55 after midnight then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Wednesday afternoon.
Rain ending overnight. Scattered showers Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - northwestern halfIssued 4:00 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 17 May 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today deepening trough from 1003 mb low located
over western Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating trough from 999 mb low
located over Haida Gwaii.
At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 999 mb located west of
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing low 999 mb located over
northern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 PM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure extending from a developing low pressure
centre entering Bowie this afternoon will move northeast to lie over
Northern Haida Gwaii late Wednesday morning. Southerly gales will
occur from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver Island.
A deep low pressure centre will move over Explorer near midnight and
then cross Northern Vancouver Island on Wednesday morning.
Unseasonably strong winds are associated with this low. Storm force
southerly winds will develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west
coast Vancouver Island tonight. Hurricane force southeast winds are
possible near the headlands of Northwest Vancouver Island overnight.
Southeast gales are expected for inner South Coast waters. Winds will
shift to gale to storm force west to northwesterly in the wake of the
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- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
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- Explorer - southeastern half
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- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
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