West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 November 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 this afternoon except south 50 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 overnight then becoming west 10 Sunday afternoon.
A few showers changing to rain early this morning and ending near noon Sunday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 07:38 AM PST 18 November 2017
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 18 November 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By midnight PST tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1004 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 999 mb located near Cape St. James.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:50 AM PST 18 November 2017 A low pressure system will develop west of Explorer this morning and
move northeastward to lie near the southern tip of Haida Gwaii late
this afternoon. An associated frontal system on a northeast to
southwest line through Northern Queen Charlotte Sound will move
slowly southwards to lie through Northern Vancouver Island by
midnight. Gale force southerly winds ahead of the front will locally
rise to storm force this afternoon near Northern Vancouver Island.
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