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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 23 November 2020

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 near noon then to northwest 30 to 40 Tuesday afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 40 to 50 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 November 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 late this evening and to 7 to 9 after midnight. Seas building to 10 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 November 2020
Wednesday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 20 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to north 15 to 25.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - South Coast marine weather areas South Nomad - 46036 Sentry Shoal - 46131 South Brooks - 46132 Halibut Bank - 46146 South Moresby - 46147 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 La Perouse Bank - 46206 East Dellwood - 46207 Georgia Strait - 46303 English Bay - 46304 Discovery Island Esquimalt Harbour Kelp Reefs Malahat Race Rocks Lightstation Saturna Island Sheringham Point University of Victoria Victoria Gonzales Victoria Int'l Airport Ballenas Islands Campbell River Airport Comox Airport Entrance Island Fanny Island Nanaimo Airport Port Hardy Airport Sisters Islets Estevan Point Port Alberni Sartine Island Solander Island Tofino Airport Grief Point Howe Sound - Pam Rocks Powell River Airport Sechelt Squamish Airport Cape St.James Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Herbert Island Point Atkinson Sand Heads Lightstation Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal Vancouver Int'l Airport Vancouver Harbour West Vancouver
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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 23 November 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 10:30 AM PST 23 November 2020 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today warm front located over eastern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing warm front located over Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Langara extending
southwestward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 962 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low 975 mb located off the Alaska
panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PST 23 November 2020 A warm front over Eastern Bowie will track across Haida Gwaii this
afternoon and onto the North Coast this evening. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to gale to storm force
westerly in its wake.

The trailing cold front will track southwards across Vancouver Island
on Tuesday. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will
develop over South Coast waters on Tuesday and shift to strong to
gale force westerly in its wake.

The associated low over the Gulf of Alaska will track southwards
across Haida Gwaii Tuesday evening. Storm force westerlies in its
wake will generate seas 10 to 13 metres over Bowie this evening then
spread to west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon Entrance West overnight.
Seas will build to 8 to 10 metres over central waters on Tuesday and
to 6 to 8 metres over west coast Vancouver Island on Wednesday.

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