Bowie - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots backing to easterly 20 to 30 this afternoon then diminishing to easterly 15 near noon Thursday.

Periods of rain beginning late this afternoon and ending overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 16 January 2019
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 16 January 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 967 mb located 680 miles southwest
of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located over southern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:53 AM PST 16 January 2019 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will gradually
intensify tonight and begin to weaken Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force northeasterly outflow winds near the mainland inlets will
increase to gale to storm force on tonight then begin to ease
Thursday afternoon.

A frontal system will move into Explorer this morning. The front
Will lie from Explorer to Bowie through the rest of the day. The
front will merge and reintensify with another Pacific system
approaching Explorer from the southwest tonight. The centre of
This Pacific system will move into Southern Explorer on Thursday
afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds over Explorer early this
morning will spread to parts of the central and southern waters
today. Southeast winds will further intensify tonight over the
offshore southern waters and continue on Thursday as the low centre
enters Southern Explorer. East to southeast gales will also develop
through Juan de Fuca tonight and then Haro Strait Thursday.

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