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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 07:35 AM PST 18 January 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 5 to 15 knots early this evening and to southeast 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Wednesday morning then becoming southeast 30 to 40 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers ending this evening. Showers beginning overnight and changing to rain Wednesday morning. Fog patches dissipating late this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 in the morning then veering to northwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind light becoming southeast 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 07:35 AM PST 18 January 2022

'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 4:00 AM PST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over Haida Gwaii.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight departing ridge located over the South
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building frontal system located west of
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 AM PST 18 January 2022 A warm front will approach the northern offshore waters and produce
strong to gale force southeast winds to the area beginning this
evening. By Wednesday afternoon the warm front will lie over Hecate
Strait and be producing southeast gales and up to storm force for
North Hecate Strait and East Dixon.

Another frontal system lies just west of Explorer late Thursday
afternoon. Ahead of the front southerly gales will develop.

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