Issued 09:30 PM PST 19 January 2022
Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early Thursday morning then becoming northwest 5 to 15 Thursday afternoon.
Rain changing to scattered showers Thursday morning then to periods of drizzle Thursday evening.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Johnstone StraitIssued 9:30 PM PST 19 January 2022
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over Queen
At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:36 PM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system stretching from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver
Island will cross inland near or after midnight. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies over the northern and central waters will shift to
strong to gale force westerlies as the system crosses inland.
A trough rapidly following this frontal system will maintain the
strong to gale force westerlies into Thursday. The trough will
rapidly weaken through Thursday and the westerlies will ease to
generally moderate westerlies by Thursday afternoon.
Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie Thursday night
and Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.
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