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Bowie - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 20 this morning then backing to southeast 25 overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday morning then becoming southwest 25 Saturday evening.

Rain ending early this morning. Showers overnight and Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 overnight. Seas building to 6 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021
Sunday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots becoming north 15.
Tuesday Wind north 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30.

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Gale warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 05 March 2021

'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 PST 5 March 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing low located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 994 mb located off Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today high 990 mb located over eastern Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii
extending southward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 5 March 2021 A low pressure centre off west coast Vancouver Island early this
morning will track northeastwards and move onto the Central Coast
late this afternoon. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force
southeasterlies has developed over west coast Vancouver Island and
will spread to the inner South Coast later this morning. Gale to
storm force winds will develop over Queen Charlotte Sound and the
Central Coast this afternoon as the low moves over. In its wake the
winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

Another front will move across BC waters on Saturday with gale to
storm force southerlies ahead of it and strong southwesterlies in its
wake.

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