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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight then becoming northwest 35 Friday morning. Wind diminishing to west 10 to 20 near noon Friday.

Showers changing to rain near midnight then to showers Friday morning. Risk of thunderstorms today and tonight. Risk of thunderstorms Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 metres building to 5 this morning then subsiding to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots backing to southeast 15 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 15 knots diminishing to light.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2020

'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 AM PDT 24 September 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 984 mb located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low 988 mb located north of Bowie.

At 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 992 mb located over
Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday low 990 mb located over northern Vancouver
Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PDT 24 September 2020 A low northwest of Bowie will move northeastward to the west of the
Alaska Panhandle today. Strong to gale force northwesterlies over
most waters will ease to moderate to strong by this afternoon.

A developing low is forecast to move into Explorer this evening and
track toward Northern Vancouver Island tonight. The low will move
inland early Thursday morning. Ahead of the low, southeast gales are
forecast to develop over the southern waters tonight. Winds will
shift to gale force westerlies as the front passes and gradually
Ease to strong westerlies on Friday.

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