Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:20 AM PST 14 December 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southeast 30 to 40 near noon and to northwest 20 to 30 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 this evening then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Saturday morning and to southeast 40 to 50 near noon Saturday.

Rain changing to showers this evening then to rain Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 December 2018
Sunday Wind southeast 45 knots diminishing to southeast 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 09:20 AM PST 14 December 2018

'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 14 December 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Cape Scott
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing ridge located over the South
Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:05 AM PST 14 December 2018 A frontal system stretching from Cape Scott to Southern Explorer will
Progress eastwards across Vancouver Island today. The front will
cross Southern Vancouver Island and depart into the British Columbia
Interior by early this evening.

Over northern and central waters, strong to gale force northerly
winds will ease to light to moderate westerly this evening.
Over southern waters, gale force southeast winds will continue this
morning with storm force southeasterlies off the west coast of
Vancouver Island. Winds will shift to strong to gale force westerlies
in the wake of the frontal passage.

Another intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters
tonight then move onto the mainland coast on Saturday. Widespread
gale to storm force southeast winds will be generated ahead of the
front with hurricane force winds over parts of the northern and
central waters.

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