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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 late this morning and to northwest 30 to 40 late this afternoon. Wind northwest 30 to 40 tonight and Sunday.

Rain beginning this morning changing to showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 early this evening and to 6 to 8 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021
Monday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwesterly 15 to 25 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots backing to northerly 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2021

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 23 January 2021 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over the South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 23 January 2021 A weak frontal system approaching from the Pacific will move through
Bowie this morning then approach the North Coast in the afternoon.
The front will continue to slide to the southeast tonight and reach
Vancouver Island.

As the system approaches, southerly strong to gale force winds will
develop. In the wake of the system, winds will shift to northwesterly
strong to gale force.

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