Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots becoming northwest 35 to 45 this morning then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to south 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Saturday morning then becoming southwest 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms Saturday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 early this afternoon and to 4 overnight. Seas building to 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 25 to 35 in the morning.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southwest 40 late in the day.

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Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2018

'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 4:00 AM PST 19 January 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening low 988 mb located 100 miles
south of Cape St. James.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 998 mb located over eastern
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:43 AM PST 19 January 2018 A 988 millibar low 100 miles south of Cape St James will move
Slowly northeastward across Queen Charlotte Sound today while
weakening. The low will reach the Central Coast overnight and
dissipate. A frontal system will approach the offshore waters
overnight to lie from Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island Saturday
afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease to
moderate to strong tonight. Gale to local storm force
Northwesterlies in the wake of the low will also ease to moderate to
strong tonight.

Gale force southeasterlies will develop offshore ahead of the
Frontal system overnight, and spread to most waters on Saturday.
Winds will ease to strong southerlies behind the system.

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