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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 February 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to south 15 to 25 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind northwest 15 to 25 Saturday.

Showers ending Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 February 2020
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 12:48 PM PST 28 February 2020

'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 10:30 AM PST 28 February 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located over northwestern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low located over the Central Coast.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PST 28 February 2020 A low pressure system over the Explorer region will track
northeastward to lie over the Central Coast inland by this afternoon
then weaken tonight. Gale force south to southeast winds have
developed over southern and central waters ahead of the low. Winds
will become gale force northwesterlies in the wake of the system.

A ridge of high pressure will build west of the offshore waters on
Saturday morning then shift eastward to lie over Bowie by
Saturday afternoon. The ridge will produce strong to gale force
northwesterly winds off the west coast of Vancouver Island Saturday
night.

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