Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 20 knots early this evening then becoming southeast 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Friday morning then diminishing to west 10 to 20 Friday afternoon.

Rain beginning near noon Friday and ending Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2018
Saturday Wind light increasing to south 10 to 20 knots in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 7:40 PM PDT 18 October 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 18 October 2018 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today warm front located over northern Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PDT 18 October 2018 A rapidly deepening low pressure system is approaching Alaska and
bringing a warm front across Northern Bowie this evening. Southeast
gales over Northern Bowie will spread to Haida Gwaii tonight. Winds
will rise to storm force southeasterlies in Northern Bowie late this
evening and shift to storm force southwesterlies overnight behind
The front.

The front will move eastward across the northern and central waters
on Friday with southeast gales ahead of it and moderate to strong
southwesterlies behind it. Southwesterly gales will prevail over
Bowie on Friday with the approach of the cold front.

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