West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 February 2019
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northerly 15 to 20 knots backing to northwest 5 to 15 early this morning then to southwest 5 to 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 early this evening then becoming northwest 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind becoming west 20 to 30 Friday morning.
Rain beginning early this evening changing to showers Friday morning.
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Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 04:00 AM PST 21 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 21 February 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over Haida Gwaii.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:57 AM PST 21 February 2019 A frontal system will move across Bowie today. Ahead of the front,
strong to gale force southerly winds will develop over the northern
waters this morning. These winds will spread to the central and
southern waters as the front moves down the BC coast tonight and
Winds will become gale to storm force northwesterlies in the wake of
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