Bowie - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming south 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to south 15 to 20 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending early Saturday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 7 late this afternoon then subsiding to 4 to 6 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind north 20 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 November 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over northern
Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low located north of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 24 November 2017 A frontal system moving across Northern Vancouver Island will stall
over Central Vancouver Island this afternoon. Ahead of the front,
southeasterly gale force winds will occur over some southern waters
this morning. In the wake of the front, strong southwest winds can
Be expected.

Meanwhile a low will track north of Bowie today. As it approaches
southwesterly gales will develop over the northern offshore waters
this morning, and spread to northern waters tonight.

Another low tracking northward will move over Northwestern Explorer
late Saturday evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of this low over southern waters Saturday night.

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