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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this morning and to southeast 30 to 40 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late this afternoon and to southeast 50 to 60 this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 45 Saturday morning then veering to south 35 near noon Saturday.

Rain beginning late this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 early this afternoon and to 6 to 8 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots increasing to southerly 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020

'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 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior this week. Gale to storm force northeasterly
outflow winds will prevail through all coastal inlets. Moderate to
severe freezing spray will continue near the central and northern
coastal inlets.

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters today. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies are expected to develop ahead of the
system and will affect all marine regions tonight. Hurricane force
southeasterlies are possible over the northern sections of west coast
Vancouver Island tonight.

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