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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 10 to 20 knots backing to northwesterly 5 to 15 near noon then becoming light early this evening. Wind increasing to westerly 20 late this evening then backing to southerly 20 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Saturday morning and to southeast 40 to 50 Saturday afternoon.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 November 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 metre building to 1 to 2 Saturday morning and to 2 to 3 near noon Saturday. Seas building to 3 to 5 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 November 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020

'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 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Washington State.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PST 27 November 2020 A frontal system over Cape Scott early this morning will move towards
the southeast and sweep across Vancouver Island today. Ahead of the
front, gale to storm force southerly winds have developed. Strong to
gale force westerly winds are forecast in the wake of the system.

A weak trough will approach the offshore waters from the west today.
The trough will bring strong to gale force westerly winds across
Bowie and Explorer.

A strong Pacific frontal system will approach Haida Gwaii on Saturday
bringing gale to storm force southerly winds to the northern and
central waters.

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