Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 February 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 5 to 15 early this afternoon then increasing to northerly outflow 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 Saturday.

Snow ending late this afternoon. Flurries overnight and Saturday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near zero.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 February 2019
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to northerly outflow 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind northerly outflow 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 February 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located northeast of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low located near Prince Rupert.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over northern
BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 22 February 2019 A front over Southern Vancouver Island this morning will depart the
region by early this afternoon. Strong to gale force southerly winds
will be generated along the front. Winds will become strong to gale
force northwesterlies in the wake of the front.

The low pressure centre associated with the front is located off the
Alaska Panhandle this morning. The low will move southward today
while weakening and lie over Hecate Strait this afternoon. The low
will reinforce the already widespread northwest gales due to the
initial frontal passage for the northern and central waters today.
Northwest winds will gradually weaken tonight as the low weakens.

A strong ridge of high pressure will build over the Northern BC
Interior overnight. Outflow gales will develop over the mainland
inlets of the North Coast overnight and spread to the South Coast on
Sunday morning.

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