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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 knots early Tuesday morning and to northwest 20 to 30 late Tuesday morning.

Rain ending near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2024
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 20 late in the day.
Thursday Wind light becoming northwest 15 knots late in the day.
Friday Wind light becoming northwest 15 knots late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 9:30 PM PDT 20 May 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing ridge located southwest of
Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PDT 20 May 2024 A ridge of high pressure just southwest of Vancouver Island will
continue to track south this evening. Moderate to strong northwest
winds are occurring ahead of this ridge. As the ridge of high
pressure moves south, marginal westerly gales will funnel through
Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.

A trough will dig south in Explorer tonight with a building ridge
west of Bowie. This combination will strengthen the northwesterly
winds to gale force across the southern waters late Tuesday.

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