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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 14 October 2019

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots increasing to southeast 50 to 60 early this afternoon then diminishing to southerly 35 to 45 near noon Tuesday.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 14 October 2019
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 5 this afternoon. Seas building to 5 to 7 this evening then subsiding to 3 to 4 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 14 October 2019
Wednesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 in the morning then increasing to southerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southwest 35 to 45 late in the day.
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 14 October 2019

'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 PDT 14 October 2019 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line east-west over
Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PDT 14 October 2019 An intense frontal system over the offshore waters this morning will
move eastward today and lie over Haida Gwaii this evening then
stretch from Hecate Strait to Explorer on Tuesday morning. The front
will move into the South Coast on Tuesday afternoon.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over northern
and central waters today. The gale force southeasterly winds will
spread to the outer southern waters tonight then the inner South
Coast on Tuesday.

A second system will quickly move into the offshore waters early
Tuesday morning bringing gale force southerly winds to most northern
and central waters on Tuesday.

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