Hecate Strait - southern half
Issued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday.
Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 50 to 65 knots becoming southeast 45 to 55 near noon except south 25 near Haida Gwaii. Wind diminishing to west 20 late this afternoon then increasing to north 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to north 5 to 15 Sunday evening.
Rain changing to showers this afternoon and ending this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - southern halfIssued 10:30 AM PST 09 December 2023
'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 9 December 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Sandspit
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located from
McInnes Island to Cape Scott.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Haida Gwaii extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday weakening trough located over Vancouver
Island extending southwestward.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday ridge located over Langara extending
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:23 AM PST 9 December 2023 A vigorous front has moved across Haida Gwaii this morning. Hurricane
force southeast winds ahead of the front has spread over West
Vancouver Island north to Queen Charlotte Sound and Hecate Strait.
The front will move to Central Coast this afternoon while quickly
Gale force southeast winds over the South Coast waters will ease to
moderate to strong late this evening as the front continues to
Gale force northwesterlies over northern waters, west of Haida Gwaii
will follow this system later this afternoon as a surface trough
follows the frontal system.
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