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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2023

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind north 5 to 15 knots becoming light early this morning then increasing to south 15 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to south 25 this evening and to southeast 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 45 Tuesday morning and to south 50 to 60 near noon Tuesday.

Periods of rain overnight and Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2023
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 after midnight and to 3 to 5 overnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2023
Wednesday Wind southwest 25 knots.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 35 to 45.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming north 15 to 25.

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Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 December 2023

'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 4:00 AM PST 11 December 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over Cape St. James
extending southwestward.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today dissipating ridge located over Explorer
extending southward.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over the Gulf
of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday intensifying low 980 mb located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 964 mb located northwest of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PST 11 December 2023 A front northwest of Bowie will stall today bringing southwesterly
gales over Northern Bowie.

A low pressure system will approach the northern waters late today.
Gale to storm force southerlies will develop over most northern
waters this evening and spread to central waters on Tuesday.

Another vigorous system will reach Haida Gwaii late Tuesday,
spreading storm force southerly winds across the northern and central
waters, with hurricane force southerlies over Hecate Strait and
Dixon Entrance. Winds will veer to southwesterly gales behind the
system Tuesday night.

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