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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 early this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 late this afternoon and to southeast 40 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 50 to 60 after midnight then diminishing to southwest 30 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to west 20 Saturday evening.

Showers ending this morning. Rain tonight and Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this evening and to 5 to 7 after midnight. Seas building to 7 to 9 Saturday morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2023
Sunday Wind north 20 to 25 knots backing to northwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southwest 35 knots backing to south 45 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 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 8 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located west
of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At noon PST Saturday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2023 An approaching frontal system will bring gale to storm force
southeast winds to the offshore waters this afternoon. Winds will
rise to strong to gale force southeasterly over the northern and
central waters and west of Vancouver Island this evening as the
frontal system approaches.

On Saturday morning, winds are likely to rise to hurricane force
southeasterlies in a broad swath from Dixon east, through Hecate
Strait and Queen Charlotte Strait, to Northern Vancouver Island.

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