Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 December 2017

Tonight and Sunday.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots veering to northwest 15 to 25 Sunday afternoon.

Rain changing to chance of showers Sunday late in the day.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 December 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 early Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 December 2017
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind north 10 to 20 knots increasing to north 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind north 35 to 45 knots diminishing to north 20 to 30.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 December 2017 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing warm front located over the
Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday frontal system located over Explorer.

At 9:30 a.m. PST Sunday low 995 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Sunday weakening cold front from 1000 mb low
located over the Gulf of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 16 December 2017 A warm front over the central mainland coast will continue to
General gale force southerly winds along the immediate coast
This evening. The gale force winds will ease overnight as the front
weakens.

A low pressure system will develop over the Gulf of Alaska Sunday
morning. The system will weaken Sunday evening. Marginal gale force
westerlies will prevail over Northern Bowie on Sunday.

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