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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early Saturday morning then becoming southerly 10 to 20 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon and to southeast 40 to 50 Saturday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 early this evening then subsiding to 4 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming northwest 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind west 20 knots increasing to southeast 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 40 knots diminishing to southwest 30.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 February 2020

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 February 2020 A Pacific front across the central waters will weaken as it moves
southward today. Southerly gales along the Central Coast will ease to
moderate to strong westerlies near noon. Strong southwesterlies will
prevail over northern waters with occasional gales west of Haida
Gwaii today.

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