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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind northeasterly outflow 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northeasterly outflow 15 near noon Wednesday.

Snow or rain beginning near midnight becoming rain Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind northeasterly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming northeasterly outflow 10 to 20.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over Vancouver
Island.

At 9:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching trough located west of
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 18 January 2022 A frontal system will move across the northern waters tonight. Gale
force southeasterlies will begin over Northern Bowie near midnight
and spread to northern and central waters before morning. As it
approaches the mainland coast, storm force southeasterlies will
develop across Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East late
Wednesday morning.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system Wednesday
Afternoon will maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Strait and increase winds to storm force from
Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island Wednesday
afternoon.

Winds will veer to gale force westerly Wednesday night in the wake of
the trough.

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