Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 18 October 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 after midnight then diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early Friday afternoon.

Showers beginning early Friday morning.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 late Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2018
Saturday Wind north 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 18 October 2018

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 18 October 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 986 mb located 300 miles
west of Bowie.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:25 PM PDT 18 October 2018 A rapidly deepening low pressure system is moving northward towards
Alaska. The associated warm front will brush the far north tonight.
The trailing cold front will reach Haida Gwaii Friday morning and
will dissipate as it reaches Cape Scott Friday night.

Gale force southeasterlies will develop over most northern and
central waters tonight as the system approaches with storm force
southeasterlies expected over Bowie. Winds will shift to moderate to
strong west or southwest behind the cold front with gale to storm
force southwesterlies forecast over the northern offshore waters.

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