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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2021

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 20 this evening except northwest 5 to 15 over northern sections. Wind becoming south 15 to 20 late overnight except northeast 15 over northern sections. Wind becoming northwest 5 to 15 Saturday afternoon then backing to southwest 15 to 20 Saturday evening.

Periods of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 24 September 2021
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots veering to northwest 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots becoming south 30 to 40 late in the day.

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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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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 24 September 2021 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday quasi-stationary frontal system located
from Hecate Strait to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 PM PDT 24 September 2021 A frontal system will remain quasi-stationary across Queen Charlotte
Sound on Saturday but will strengthen late in the day. Southeasterly
winds will rise to strong to gales across central waters just to
The east of the front Saturday evening.

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