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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 04 March 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight and to southeast 30 to 40 early Friday morning. Wind diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 early Friday evening.

Rain overnight and Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 04 March 2021

'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 5 March 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing low located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 994 mb located off Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today high 990 mb located over eastern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 5 March 2021 A low pressure centre off west coast Vancouver Island early this
morning will track northeastwards and move onto the Central Coast
late this afternoon. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force
southeasterlies has developed over west coast Vancouver Island and
will spread to the inner South Coast later this morning. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over Queen Charlotte Sound and the
Central Coast this afternoon as the low moves over. In its wake the
winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

Another front will move across BC waters on Saturday with gale to
storm force southerlies ahead of it and strong southwesterlies in its
wake.

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