Explorer - northwestern half
Issued 04:00 PM PST 28 February 2020
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 after midnight. Wind northwest 25 Saturday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - northwestern halfIssued 4:33 PM PST 28 February 2020
'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 PM PST 28 February 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low located over the Central Coast.
At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located west of the
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday ridge located on a line north-south
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:00 PM PST 28 February 2020 A low pressure system over the Central Coast will move inland tonight
and weaken. Strong to gale force northwesterlies have developed over
most waters behind the low. The exception is strong to gale force
south to southeast winds lingering over central and Southern
Vancouver Island early this evening.
A ridge of high pressure will build west of the offshore waters on
Saturday morning then shift eastward to lie over Bowie by
Saturday afternoon. The ridge will produce strong to gale force
northwesterly winds off the west coast of Vancouver Island on
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