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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 near midnight and to southeast 45 to 55 Friday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 Friday afternoon.

Rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near noon and to 4 to 6 near midnight. Seas building to 6 to 8 Friday morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 20 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 08:25 AM PST 02 February 2023

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located south of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.

At 11:00 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:08 AM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system over the northern waters is producing southeasterly
storm force winds from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of
Vancouver Island and southeasterly gale force winds off the west
coast of Vancouver Island.

Winds will ease to moderate southerlies across northern waters this
evening. However, winds will remain southerly gale force across the
central waters and along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies Friday morning as another frontal system
approaches. Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force
across the inner northern waters Friday morning and across inner
South Coast waters Friday afternoon.

Winds will ease to strong south or southeast across northern, central
and south waters Friday evening. There will be a brief period of
southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south and the
mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of the
frontal system.

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