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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 October 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots veering to northwest 30 to 40 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Tuesday morning then becoming southwest 10 to 15 Tuesday evening.

Rain ending this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 near noon then subsiding to 3 to 4 Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2019
Wednesday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 20 to 30 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 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 21 October 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At noon PDT today low located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing low located near Langara.

At 3:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Explorer.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 21 October 2019 A vigorous low pressure system will move across northern waters today
making land fall on the North Coast this evening. Gale force
southeast winds ahead of the low will switch to gale to storm force
westerlies in its wake.

Gale force southwesterly winds will funnel up the North Coast
mainland inlets as the low moves into northern Interior British
Columbia.

The associated frontal passage will impact the South Coast as well.
Gale force southeasterlies will develop in the Northern Strait of
Georgia this afternoon and abruptly switch to strong northwesterlies
Tuesday morning. Westerly gale force winds will also impact the Juan
de Fuca Strait tonight through Tuesday morning.

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