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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind westerly 15 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20 early this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then becoming southeast 10 to 15 near noon Friday.

Rain changing to drizzle this evening and ending Friday morning. Fog patches forming overnight and dissipating Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Saturday Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind light.
Monday Wind light.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 20 January 2022 A weakened frontal system over the Lower Mainland will depart the
region this morning. In the wake of the system, gale force
Westerlies will continue through Juan de Fuca Strait this morning and
this evening before easing.

A trough over Queen Charlotte Sound this morning is maintaining
widespread strong to gale force westerlies across most outer and
offshore waters. The trough will rapidly weaken through the day and
the westerlies will ease to generally moderate speeds by this
afternoon.

Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie tonight and
Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.

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