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Johnstone Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeasterly 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late Saturday morning.

Snow changing to rain Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Low tonight zero. High Saturday plus 6.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 17 January 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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 9:30 PM PST 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
northern BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over eastern
Explorer.
By 6:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:17 PM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior through the weekend while weakening. Gale to storm
force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal inlets will
weaken on Saturday over the South Coast and on Sunday over the
central and north coasts. Moderate to severe freezing spray will
continue near the central and northern coastal inlets tonight through
Saturday.

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters tonight. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies from the system will affect all marine
regions tonight through Saturday. Hurricane force southeasterlies are
possible over sections of central waters tonight.

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