Howe Sound

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 14 August 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 knots near noon except southwesterly inflow 20 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to light late this evening then becoming northerly outflow 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind becoming light Wednesday morning then becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15 Wednesday afternoon except southwesterly inflow 20 over northern sections.

Smoke. Visibility as low as 1 mile in smoke.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 14 August 2018
Thursday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Friday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 14 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 14 August 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 p.m. PDT tonight building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PDT 14 August 2018 A ridge of high pressure over Queen Charlotte Sound will dissipate
this afternoon. Another ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie
this evening. This ridge will remain quasi-stationary through
Wednesday.

Moderate to strong northwesterlies will prevail over most BC waters
with marginal gales over west coast Vancouver Island. Marginal gale
force northwesterlies will also develop this afternoon through
Johnstone Strait.

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