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Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots except northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 early this morning except northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 this afternoon except northeasterly outflow 40 to 50 near the mainland inlets. Wind becoming southeast 45 to 55 this evening then diminishing to southeast 35 to 45 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Flurries or showers changing to rain near midnight.

Temperatures zero rising to plus 8 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:00 AM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior this week. Gale to storm force northeasterly
outflow winds will prevail through all coastal inlets. Moderate to
severe freezing spray will continue near the central and northern
coastal inlets.

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters today. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies are expected to develop ahead of the
system and will affect all marine regions tonight. Hurricane force
southeasterlies are possible over the northern sections of west coast
Vancouver Island tonight.

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