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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 24 September 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 15 late this evening then diminishing to light after midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 15 Friday morning and to southwesterly 15 to 25 Friday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers overnight. Risk of thunderstorms tonight and Friday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2020
Saturday Wind southwest 15 knots backing to southeast 15 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 24 September 2020 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 992 mb located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday departing low 990 mb located over the
Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:10 PM PDT 24 September 2020 An intensifying low over Northern Explorer will track across Northern
Vancouver Island overnight and onto the Central Coast early Friday
morning. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeast winds will
develop over the southern waters tonight. Winds will shift to gale
force westerlies in the wake of the front and gradually ease to
moderate to strong on Friday.

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