Explorer - northwestern half
Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 February 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.
Showers ending Wednesday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - northwestern halfIssued 10:30 AM PST 19 February 2019
'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 SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 19 February 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday building ridge located over BC interior.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:28 AM PST 19 February 2019 A trough of low pressure stretching across the mainland coast will
remain nearly stationary today and Wednesday. The trough in
combination with a broad ridge of high pressure in the Eastern
Pacific will produce northwesterly gales over the outer waters today
and tonight. The ridge will approach the northern waters on
Wednesday resulting in winds easing to moderate to strong
northerlies. The ridge with these lighter winds will progress
Towards the central waters late Wednesday and then to the southern
waters by Thursday.
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