Bowie - northern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 18 January 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots except east 45 over eastern sections. Wind becoming northeast 35 to 45 after midnight then diminishing to northeast 25 early Saturday morning. Wind backing to northwest 25 early Saturday afternoon except west 30 to 40 over southern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Showers changing to rain late this evening.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 late overnight then subsiding to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2019
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind south 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Bowie - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2019

'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 Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 18 January 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Vancouver
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over the Coast

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 970 mb located 200 miles southwest
of Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 990 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:23 PM PST 18 January 2019 An intense low pressure system currently over Western Explorer will
move towards Haida Gwaii tonight. Storm to hurricane force
southeasterlies off Vancouver Island and over the central waters
Will move into the northern waters tonight. This will be followed by
storm to hurricane force southwesterlies tonight and Saturday
Morning behind the low. Winds will ease to gale to storm force
southwesterlies over the northern and central waters Saturday
afternoon and to strong to gale force southwesterlies Saturday
evening as the low dissipates over the Alaska Panhandle.

In addition southeast gales over the inner South Coast will
Ease to strong south or southwesterlies early Saturday morning.

Seas will build quickly over Explorer, Northwestern Vancouver island
and the central waters to more than 10 metres overnight as the low

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