Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 this morning and to southeast 25 to 30 late this afternoon except northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 near the mainland inlets. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 near midnight except northeasterly outflow 35 to 45 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 Thursday morning except northeasterly outflow 35 to 45 near the mainland inlets Thursday morning and afternoon and northeasterly outflow 35 near the mainland inlets Thursday afternoon and evening.
Showers overnight and Thursday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2019
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 967 mb located 680 miles southwest
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located over southern Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:53 AM PST 16 January 2019 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will gradually
intensify tonight and begin to weaken Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force northeasterly outflow winds near the mainland inlets will
increase to gale to storm force on tonight then begin to ease
A frontal system will move into Explorer this morning. The front
Will lie from Explorer to Bowie through the rest of the day. The
front will merge and reintensify with another Pacific system
approaching Explorer from the southwest tonight. The centre of
This Pacific system will move into Southern Explorer on Thursday
afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds over Explorer early this
morning will spread to parts of the central and southern waters
today. Southeast winds will further intensify tonight over the
offshore southern waters and continue on Thursday as the low centre
enters Southern Explorer. East to southeast gales will also develop
through Juan de Fuca tonight and then Haro Strait Thursday.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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