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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 29 January 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 55 Thursday morning except southeast 65 near the headlands. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon and to southwest 5 to 15 Thursday evening.

Rain Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 metres building to 8 early this afternoon then subsiding to 6 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2020
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the morning then veering to southwest 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 30 knots backing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 10 knots increasing to northwest 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 12:41 PM PST 29 January 2020

'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 10:30 AM PST 29 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:13 AM PST 29 January 2020 In the wake of a frontal system, gale to storm force southwesterlies
over northern and central waters will persist into this afternoon.

Another approaching frontal system will track across Haida Gwaii
Thursday morning and onto the mainland coast late in the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southerlies will develop over
the offshore, northern and central waters tonight into Thursday
morning. As the front nears, a period of hurricane force can be
expected over the headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island North
beginning Thursday morning. Southeast gales will gradually spread to
the inner South Coast by Thursday afternoon.

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