Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2018

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Friday evening.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 7 to 10 metres subsiding to 6 to 8 late this morning and to 5 to 7 Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 970 mb located 150 miles southwest of
Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday weakening low 990 mb located 80 miles
south of Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PST 18 January 2018 A strong low pressure system over Southern Bowie will move to lie
100 miles southwest of Cape St James this morning and remain
stationary today. The low will weaken and drift eastward across
Queen Charlotte Sound tonight and Friday.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the low will ease
To strong to gale force near midday today. South of the low, storm
To hurricane force southwesterlies over Southern Explorer will ease
to gale force this afternoon. Meanwhile northwesterly gales will
prevail behind the low. On Friday strong to gale force
southeasterlies east of the low will shift to northwesterlies
Behind the low.

Seas 9 to 12 metres over the central waters and off Vancouver Island
will subside to 6 to 8 metres later today.

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