Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 22 March 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 after midnight then backing to southeast 10 to 20 early Saturday morning.

Rain ending after midnight. Showers Saturday morning and afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 early Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 22 March 2019
Sunday Wind light becoming north 10 to 15 knots in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots backing to northwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 22 March 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight weakening trough located north of Bowie.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT Saturday quasi-stationary cold front located over
western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:20 PM PDT 22 March 2019 A trough of low pressure over the northern waters will continue
northward to reach the Alaska Panhandle late overnight.

Marginal southerly gale force winds through Hecate Strait this
evening will become strong southeast following the passage of the
trough overnight.

Another front will approach from offshore on Saturday spreading
strong to gale force southeasterlies to the offshore waters.

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