Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 January 2019
Tonight and Saturday.
Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 50 to 65 knots veering to southwest 55 to 65 late overnight then becoming southwest 50 to 60 late Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 40 to 50 late Saturday afternoon and to southwest 35 early Saturday evening.
Periods of rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern halfIssued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2019
'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Vancouver
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over the Coast
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 970 mb located 200 miles southwest
of Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 990 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:23 PM PST 18 January 2019 An intense low pressure system currently over Western Explorer will
move towards Haida Gwaii tonight. Storm to hurricane force
southeasterlies off Vancouver Island and over the central waters
Will move into the northern waters tonight. This will be followed by
storm to hurricane force southwesterlies tonight and Saturday
Morning behind the low. Winds will ease to gale to storm force
southwesterlies over the northern and central waters Saturday
afternoon and to strong to gale force southwesterlies Saturday
evening as the low dissipates over the Alaska Panhandle.
In addition southeast gales over the inner South Coast will
Ease to strong south or southwesterlies early Saturday morning.
Seas will build quickly over Explorer, Northwestern Vancouver island
and the central waters to more than 10 metres overnight as the low
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