Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 55 to 65 knots diminishing to southeast 45 to 55 this morning and to southwest 30 to 40 after midnight. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 30 Thursday morning.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 to 8 metres building to 9 to 12 early this evening then subsiding to 7 to 10 Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind southeasterly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots becoming southeasterly 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southeasterly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 05:27 AM PST 17 January 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to McInnes Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 17 January 2018 A strong frontal system is rapidly developing and is currently over
West Queen Charlotte Sound. Gale to storm force southeasterlies have
developed ahead of this frontal system. As the system moves
Closer to Vancouver Island it will continue to intensify. By early
this morning storm to hurricane force southeasterlies are
Expected at West Vancouver Island North and will extend into Queen
Charlotte Sound and the Central Coast.

In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.

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