West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly 15 to 25 this evening and to northwest 5 to 15 Thursday morning. Wind backing to southwest 5 to 15 Thursday afternoon then increasing to southwest 15 to 25 Thursday evening.
Showers ending this morning. Rain beginning Thursday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 04:00 AM PST 20 February 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 4:00 AM PST 20 February 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over eastern Pacific Ocean.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening ridge located over Bowie.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:38 AM PST 20 February 2019 A ridge of high pressure over the Eastern Pacific will continue to
generate northwesterly gales across the outer waters today.
These gales will diminish tonight as the ridge weakens.
On Thursday, a frontal system will move across Bowie and spread
southerly gales to the northern waters. Winds will become gale force
westerlies in the wake of the system.
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