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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 December 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to south 35 to 45 early Wednesday morning. Wind veering to west 35 late Wednesday morning then increasing to northwest 40 to 50 Wednesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 30 to 40 Wednesday evening.

Scattered showers changing to rain Wednesday morning then to showers Wednesday evening with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 December 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late this morning then building to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 06 December 2022
Thursday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots backing to northwest 15 to 25.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 06 December 2022

'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 PST 6 December 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over southern Bowie.
By 2:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday cold front located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 6 December 2022 A cold front will approach the offshore waters later today and reach
Haida Gwaii on Wednesday morning then sweep through southern waters.

Ahead of the front gale force southerly winds will affect the
majority of outer coastal waters, with gale to storm force winds
forecast from Haida Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island on
Wednesday. Gale to storm force northwesterly winds will follow the
front later in the day on Wednesday.

For waters of the inner South Coast strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop near midday on Wednesday and likely
persist into the late evening.

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