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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 near noon and to southeast 40 to 50 early this evening. Wind becoming southwest 40 after midnight. Wind southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday.

Rain beginning this afternoon changing to showers Wednesday morning and ending near noon Wednesday.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this evening and to 7 to 10 Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 7 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020
Thursday Wind southeast 35 knots veering to southwest 35 in the morning then diminishing to westerly 15 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 late in the day.
Saturday Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located over the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:49 AM PST 28 January 2020 An intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters today
then through the north and Central Coast early Wednesday morning.
Ahead of the system, storm force southeasterlies will develop over
Bowie this afternoon while gales form over northern and central
waters. As the system progresses eastwards tonight, a brief period of
hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over parts of the north
and central waters. The associated front will move across the South
Coast through Wednesday morning resulting in gale force
southeasterlies. In the wake of the system, winds will veer to gale
to storm force southwesterlies over northern and central waters while
the southern waters will experience far weaker winds ranging from
moderate to strong.

Another system will approach the offshore waters late Wednesday
bringing gale to storm force southerlies across the northern waters
Wednesday night.

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