Queen Charlotte Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 March 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light this evening then increasing to northwest 5 to 15 Saturday afternoon. Wind becoming southerly 10 to 20 Saturday evening.

Showers ending this evening. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon. A few showers beginning Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 March 2018
Sunday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 March 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 999 mb located west of Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Saturday departing low 1004 mb located south
of Explorer.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PDT 23 March 2018 An area of low pressure at the surface and aloft will lie west of
Explorer today and will be drifting slowly southeastward to lie off
the Oregon coast by Saturday afternoon. The upper low is bringing
very unstable air over the South Coast and will produce isolated
thunderstorms over a good part of the southern waters today. A
waterspout watch is also in effect for the inner South Coast, valid
through this afternoon. Winds will remain mostly light to moderate
but strong to gale force southeasterlies currently over the inner
South Coast will ease later in the day.

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