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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 March 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots except northwest 35 to 45 over western sections. Wind becoming west 50 to 60 near noon then diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 this evening then becoming northeast 15 to 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to northeast 25 to 35 Friday morning except northwest 15 to 25 over western sections. Wind becoming northwest 15 to 25 near noon Friday then backing to southwest 20 Friday evening.

Periods of rain ending this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 late this morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 March 2021

'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 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 982 mb located over northern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located off Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PST 4 March 2021 A low over Explorer will track northwards across Haida Gwaii tonight
and into the Alaskan Panhandle on Friday. Ahead of the low, gale to
hurricane force southerlies will shift to storm to hurricane force
westerly in its wake.

Another low track will track eastwards over Explorer on Friday, then
across Vancouver Island in the evening. Ahead of the low, gale to
storm force southerlies will develop west of Vancouver Island Friday
and spread to the inner South Coast as strong to gale force. In its
wake the winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

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