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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 near noon then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 this evening. Wind south 15 to 25 Thursday.

Rain ending overnight. Showers Thursday afternoon and evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2020
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming south 20 in the afternoon then increasing to southeasterly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeasterly 25 to 35 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 12:20 PM PST 22 January 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located near Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Tofino.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday cold front located from the Central
Coast to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday weakening cold front located over BC

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:28 AM PST 22 January 2020 A frontal system over the offshore waters this morning will move
eastward and lie across Queen Charlotte Sound by the afternoon. The
system will cross the North Coast tonight. Gale to local storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to strong to gale force
southwestly in its wake.

The trailing cold front will lie across the Central Coast Thursday
morning and move across the South Coast Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies will persist ahead of the front then ease
to moderate to strong southerlies in its wake.

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