Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2022
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 5 to 15 early this evening then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Friday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Friday then becoming southeast 25 Friday evening.
Rain changing to scattered showers early this morning and ending Friday morning. Periods of rain Friday afternoon and evening.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing trough from low located over
Prince Rupert to McInnes Island.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of the Alaska panhandle.
At 10:00 a.m. PST Friday intensifying low 990 mb located west
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 985 mb located over southwestern
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:47 AM PST 8 December 2022 A trough of low pressure extending from Prince Rupert to McInnes
Island will move eastward into interior BC departing the coastal
regions. The associated gale to storm force northwesterlies will ease
over parts of the central and northern waters this morning.
A low located over the Gulf of Alaska will approach the Alaskan
Panhandle and maintain gale force westerlies over Bowie today.
On Friday, an intensifying low will move into Southwestern Explorer.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low
over parts of the southern and central waters. Southeasterly to
easterly gale force winds will spread into the inner waters of the
South Coast late Friday afternoon.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
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- West Coast Vancouver Island South
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