Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 40 this morning then diminishing to southwesterly 10 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Saturday morning.

Rain beginning this morning and ending late this afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 1 to 2 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 1 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018
Sunday Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots in the morning and to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots becoming south 30.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018

'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 4:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 970 mb located 300 miles west
of the Alaska panhandle.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Saturday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 19 October 2018 A rapidly deepening low pressure system is moving northward towards
Alaska. The associated cold front will reach Haida Gwaii this
Morning and will dissipate as it reaches Cape Scott tonight. On
Saturday, a ridge of high pressure will lie over Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Gale force southeasterlies will prevail over most northern and
central waters today ahead of the cold front. Winds will shift
To moderate to strong west or southwest behind it, with gale to
Storm force southwesterlies forecast over the northern offshore
waters.

On Saturday, strong to gale force southerlies will persist over the
northern offshore waters. Light to moderate winds will prevail
elsewhere under the ridge.

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