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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots except southeast 25 to 35 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 10 to 20 early this evening except north 10 to 20 over western sections. Wind becoming north 10 to 20 late overnight then becoming north 15 to 25 Saturday morning.

Rain beginning early this evening and ending late overnight. Fog patches early this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018
Sunday Wind northerly 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 25.

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 19 October 2018 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located on a line north-south
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Saturday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT Saturday building ridge located over BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:05 PM PDT 19 October 2018 An intense low pressure system over the Northern Gulf of Alaska will
move into Alaska this evening while the associated weak cold front
dissipates near Cape Scott tonight. On Saturday, a ridge of high
pressure will build over Queen Charlotte Sound. Another low pressure
system will brush the northern offshore waters Saturday evening.

Strong southeast winds will prevail over central waters this
Evening ahead of the cold front with local gales near the headlands
of Vancouver Island. Winds will shift to moderate to strong west or
southwest as the front passes with gale force westerlies forecast
over the northern offshore waters.

On Saturday, strong to gale force southerlies will persist over the
northern offshore waters.

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