Issued 04:00 PM PDT 16 August 2018
Tonight and Friday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southerly inflow 15 knots except southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to light late this evening then becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming light late Friday morning then becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 early Friday afternoon except southwesterly inflow 20 over northern sections.
Smoke dissipating near midnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in smoke.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Howe SoundIssued 4:00 PM PDT 16 August 2018
'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PDT 16 August 2018 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over the North Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 1016 mb located west of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday dissipating low 1020 mb located near the
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:52 PM PDT 16 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure along a north to south line lies
Over Haida Gwaii. Moderate to strong northwesterlies will
Prevail over most BC waters with marginal gales expected off the
northwestern coast of Vancouver Island and through Johnstone Strait.
The ridge will weaken this evening as it shifts eastward towards
The North Coast. Meanwhile, a weak low pressure system will reach
Northern Bowie on Friday morning.
Marginal gales are also expected for eastern and central
Sections of Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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