West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 09:30 PM PST 15 January 2019
Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning then diminishing to easterly 15 to 25 Wednesday evening except southeast 30 to 40 over western sections.
Periods of rain beginning late Wednesday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 9:30 PM PST 15 January 2019
'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 9:30 PM PST 15 January 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low 967 mb located 680 miles southwest
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday low 970 mb located 360 miles southwest
At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located southwest of
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over southeastern Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:50 PM PST 15 January 2019 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will gradually
intensify Wednesday night and begin to weaken Thursday afternoon.
Strong to gale force northeasterly outflow winds near the mainland
inlets will increase to gale to storm force on Wednesday night.
A frontal system will move into Explorer Wednesday morning. The
Front will lie from Explorer to Bowie through the rest of Wednesday.
The front will merge and reintensify with another Pacific system
approaching Explorer from the southwest Wednesday night. Gale force
southeasterly winds will develop over southern offshore waters later
tonight then spread to parts of the central and southern waters on
Wednesday. Southeast winds will further intensify Wednesday night
over the offshore southern waters.
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