West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 January 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots diminishing to southeast 40 to 50 after midnight then increasing to southwest 50 to 65 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 40 to 50 early Saturday afternoon and to southwest 35 early Saturday evening.

Rain ending Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 after midnight and to 7 to 10 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2019
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2019

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Vancouver
Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over the Coast
Mountains.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 970 mb located 200 miles southwest
of Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 990 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PST 18 January 2019 An intense low pressure system currently over Western Explorer will
move towards Haida Gwaii tonight. Storm to hurricane force
southeasterlies off Vancouver Island and over the central waters
Will move into the northern waters tonight. This will be followed by
storm to hurricane force southwesterlies tonight and Saturday
Morning behind the low. Winds will ease to gale to storm force
southwesterlies over the northern and central waters Saturday
afternoon and to strong to gale force southwesterlies Saturday
evening as the low dissipates over the Alaska Panhandle.

In addition southeast gales over the inner South Coast will
Ease to strong south or southwesterlies early Saturday morning.

Seas will build quickly over Explorer, Northwestern Vancouver island
and the central waters to more than 10 metres overnight as the low
approaches.

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