Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 near midnight then increasing to south 30 to 40 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to south 10 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2017
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this morning then subsiding to 3 to 5 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2017
Thursday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 25 to 35.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2017

'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 10:30 AM PST 21 November 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
east-west over southern Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:13 AM PST 21 November 2017 A frontal system approaching Explorer from the southwest will move
To lie over Southern Bowie by this afternoon before moving off to
The northwest. A second front will move up from southwest of
Explorer to lie over Haida Gwaii Wednesday morning.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will spread to southern
offshore waters this morning and will spread to central and
Northern waters this afternoon. Storm force winds will ease by this
evening. Widespread southerly gale force winds will continue through
Wednesday.

A ridge of high pressure anchored over BC Interior combined with
incoming frontal systems will continue to produce easterly gale force
winds through the mainland inlets.

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