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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots veering to southwest 20 to 30 early this morning then increasing to southwest 30 to 40 early this afternoon. Wind becoming west 30 Thursday morning.

Periods of rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early this evening and to 5 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022
Friday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots becoming south 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots becoming variable 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind south 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2022

'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 4:00 AM PST 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:05 AM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system continues to move across the northern waters today.
Gale force southeasterlies continue over Northern Bowie, and the
northern and central waters. As it approaches the mainland coast,
storm force southeasterlies will develop across Northern Hecate
Strait and Dixon Entrance East late this morning.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system this
Afternoon will maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Strait. Storm force southeasterlies will develop
from Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island this
afternoon.

Winds will veer to gale force westerly tonight in the wake of
The trough then ease Thursday morning.

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