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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except variable 10 to 20 over western sections. Wind becoming northeasterly 40 to 50 this morning then diminishing to northeast 30 to 40 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northeast 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 early this morning then subsiding to 3 to 4 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2022
Sunday Wind north 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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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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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 December 2022

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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 4:00 AM PST 2 December 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough from 996 mb low located over
northwestern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low 998 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:14 AM PST 2 December 2022 A 996 MB low over Northwest Explorer this morning will move southward
today and exit Southwest Explorer early this evening. An Arctic
Ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior creating
Gale force northeasterly outflow winds through the mainland inlets
except up to storm force over the Central Coast later today and
tonight.

Over northern offshore waters, strong to gale force northeast winds
will ease to strong this evening. Over central waters, gale force
southeast winds will back to northeast this afternoon then ease to
strong by Saturday morning. Over southern waters, winds will rise to
gale to storm force southeast this morning then ease to strong by
Saturday morning. However, winds will remain below gale force over
the Strait of Georgia.

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