Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 early this morning and to south 50 to 60 near noon. Wind diminishing to south 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind southwest 25 to 35 Tuesday.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms tonight and Tuesday.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 5 to 7 metres building to 7 to 10 near noon then subsiding to 5 to 7 early this evening. Seas building to 7 to 10 late this evening then subsiding to 5 to 7 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018
Wednesday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots becoming east 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots backing to northwest 30 to 40.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots becoming south 25.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Explorer.

At 10:00 a.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low located over the southern Alaska

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 17 December 2018 The next intense frontal system approaches Explorer this
Morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
Across southern, central, and northern waters during the day.
Hurricane force winds are forecast this afternoon for the
Headlands of West Vancouver Island North.

In the wake of the frontal system a low will move over Bowie this
evening. Storm force southerlies will develop this evening and
tonight across northern and central waters.

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