Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 August 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 knots near noon except southwesterly inflow 20 to 25 over northern sections. Wind diminishing to light this evening then increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 August 2017
Friday Wind light increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northerly outflow 10 knots increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25.
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 15 knots increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 20.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 16 August 2017

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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 16 August 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over northwestern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 1004 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Thursday weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PDT 16 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure will remain over Vancouver Island today
while a dissipating 1004 millibar low moves into the Northern Alaska
Panhandle. On Thursday, a frontal system will reach Bowie in the
morning and the North Coast near mid-day.

Light to moderate variable winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast today and Thursday. Moderate to strong westerlies through Juan
de Fuca Strait will reach gale force tonight.

Over the North Coast, strong southwesterlies will gradually ease
today as the low moves off. Gale force southeast winds will develop
ahead of the next frontal system and shift to strong west or
southwesterly in its wake.

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