Issued 10:30 AM PST 15 December 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 near noon then diminishing to northwest 15 this evening. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon Saturday. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.
Showers ending this afternoon. Rain beginning near noon Saturday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Johnstone StraitIssued 10:30 AM PST 15 December 2017
'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 PM PST 15 December 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Explorer extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over BC interior.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Saturday warm front located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:19 AM PST 15 December 2017 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will shift to the
BC Interior on Saturday. Gale force northwest winds will develop off
the west coast of Vancouver Island today.
A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters late this
afternoon and move to lie over Hecate Strait by Saturday morning.
Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale force southerly over
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
southwesterly behind the front.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- 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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