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Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25 late this afternoon then diminishing to southeast 15 this evening. Wind southeast 15 Wednesday.

Showers or flurries Wednesday late in the day.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 January 2021
Thursday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 30.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2021

'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 26 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday intensifying trough located from the
Alaska panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:05 AM PST 26 January 2021 A frontal system will remain stalled over Explorer today before
exiting the region Wednesday morning. Ahead of the front, gale to
storm force southeasterlies will persist across all southern waters
west of Vancouver Island.

In the wake of the system, a trough of low pressure will develop from
the Alaskan Panhandle to Explorer on Wednesday. Northerly gales will
develop over Bowie early Wednesday morning and ease in the afternoon.

Additionally, a ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC
Interior for a few days. Strong to gale force outflow winds will
prevail through the mainland inlets of the BC coast.

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