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Haro Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 February 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots diminishing to light early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 early Sunday morning.

Rain beginning overnight changing to showers Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 February 2020
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to west 10 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind east 15 knots.
Wednesday Wind light.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Haro Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 February 2020

'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 10:30 AM PST 22 February 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located over southern
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low 998 mb located west of
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday low 990 mb located 100 miles west of
Cape Scott.

By 10:30 a.m. PST Sunday low 996 mb located near Port Hardy.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:21 AM PST 22 February 2020 An intense low pressure system will approach Explorer this afternoon
and continue east towards Northern Vancouver Island tonight. The low
will move across Northern Vancouver Island Sunday morning then into
the BC Interior in the afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop ahead of the system
over southern and central waters. Gale to storm force northwest winds
will develop over most BC waters in the wake of the low.

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