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Hecate Strait - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to easterly 30 to 40 early this afternoon and to southeast 40 to 50 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to south 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

Snow beginning near midnight changing to rain Saturday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures minus 2 rising to plus 7 Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 early this afternoon and to 3 early this evening. Seas building to 4 overnight and to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 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 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.

By 6:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior this week. Gale to storm force northeasterly
outflow winds will prevail through all coastal inlets. Moderate to
severe freezing spray will continue near the central and northern
coastal inlets today through Saturday.

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters today. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies are expected to develop ahead of the
system and will affect all marine regions tonight. Hurricane force
southeasterlies are possible over sections of central waters tonight.

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