Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 December 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots veering to northwest 25 to 35 early this afternoon except southwest 35 to 45 over southern sections. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 this evening then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Wednesday morning.

Periods of rain ending near noon Wednesday. Risk of thunderstorms today and this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming east 40 to 50 in the morning.
Friday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 30.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 30 to 40 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 December 2018

'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 PST 18 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie.
By 6:00 p.m. PST Wednesday trough from low located from Prince
Rupert to Explorer.

By 11:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching low located southwest
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:34 AM PST 18 December 2018 A low over Northern Bowie is moving towards the Alaskan Panhandle
today with a trough that extends southward. Gale force southwesterly
winds will veer to westerly or northwesterly gales today across
northern and central waters.

The base of the trough will move across Explorer bringing westerly
gale force winds to Explorer and West Vancouver Island regions this
afternoon and evening.

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