Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
Issued 10:30 AM PST 23 February 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 20 after midnight then increasing to northwest 20 to 25 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 Saturday evening.
Snow or rain ending early Saturday morning. Snow or rain beginning Saturday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Strait of Georgia - north of NanaimoIssued 10:30 AM PST 23 February 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 23 February 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough from low located from the Alaska
panhandle to the Washington Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing low located near the Lower
At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing ridge located over Vancouver
At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 982 mb located over the Gulf of
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:28 AM PST 23 February 2018 A low over the Alaskan Panhandle has a trough extending southwards
into the Washington coast today. Westerly gales have developed west
of the trough over the northern and central waters and will spread
into most southern waters tonight. A ridge behind the trough will
provide a brief period of moderate to strong westerlies Saturday
morning for northern and central waters and then Saturday afternoon
for the southern waters.
The next system will quickly follow the ridge in the form of a 982
MB low moving into the Gulf of Alaska Saturday. Ahead of the low,
gale to storm force westerly winds will develop Saturday morning
Over the northern waters, Saturday afternoon for the central waters,
then Saturday evening for the southern waters.
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