Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 near midnight and to southeast 45 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 50 to 60 early Wednesday morning then diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 Wednesday afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 30 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 metres building to 6 Wednesday morning and to 7 to 9 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2018
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 12:08 PM PDT 23 October 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 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT today deepening low 978 mb located at 43N 150W.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 962 mb located 240 miles west
of Langara.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PDT 23 October 2018 Today marks the end of an extended high pressure regime on the BC
coast and the beginning of a much more stormy fall pattern.

A frontal system just off the coast this morning will move through
the North Coast this afternoon and through the South Coast this
evening. Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will
shift to moderate to strong westerlies behind it.

On Wednesday, a deep low and a much more intense frontal system will
be affecting the coast. The system will bring widespread storm
Force winds through all the northern and central waters with
Wind speeds approaching hurricane force in many areas. Over the far
south, the system will bring strong to gale force southeast winds by
Wednesday evening.

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