Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2017

Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming southeast 35 late this evening then diminishing to southeast 30 early Monday morning. Wind becoming westerly 25 to 35 Monday evening.

Rain ending early this evening. Periods of rain beginning near noon Monday.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2017
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2017
Tuesday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Thursday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots veering to westerly 10 to 20.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 10 December 2017

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 10 December 2017 Tonight and Monday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located off Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line north-south over eastern Bowie.

At 10:00 a.m. PST Monday trough located 120 miles southwest of
By 10:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching trough located 60 miles
southwest of the Outer Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 PM PST 10 December 2017 A Pacific frontal system will reach the northern offshore waters
This evening as a deep low pressure system moves northward into the
Western Gulf of Alaska. The system is bringing widespread southeast
gales to the central and northern waters, with storm force winds
Over the northern offshore waters and off Northern Haida Gwaii.

The front will stall and weaken in a north to south line just off
Haida Gwaii tonight, leading to winds easing off to marginal gale
force over most of the central and northern waters by early Monday
morning. The front is then forecast to intensify somewhat on Monday
night as it finally makes its way through the coast, with strong to
gale force southeasterlies expected ahead of the frontal passage
until early Tuesday morning.

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