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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 2022

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 20 this evening then becoming northwest 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind backing to west 15 to 25 early Tuesday morning then increasing to west 25 to 35 near noon Tuesday. Wind increasing to northeast 40 to 50 Tuesday evening.

Scattered showers changing to rain near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 November 2022
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 5 metres subsiding to 3 late this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 November 2022
Wednesday Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots veering to northerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots backing to northeast 35 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 November 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 28 November 2022 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 990 mb located northwest of Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PST 28 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure building over the Northern BC Interior will
generate strong to gale force outflow winds through the mainland
inlets. Outflow winds will strengthen on Tuesday with gale to storm
force strength expected Tuesday night.

A low pressure system will intensify west of Haida Gwaii tonight and
track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island on Tuesday. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over parts of the offshore and central
waters as well as West Vancouver Island on Tuesday.

Over the inner South Coast, snow and strong winds will generate
blowing snow leading to significant reductions in blowing snow during
the day on Tuesday, carrying into Tuesday night.

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