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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 30 November 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 40 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 Thursday morning then backing to southwest 15 to 25 early Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Scattered showers ending Thursday morning. Periods of rain Thursday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 late overnight and to 3 to 4 late Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 30 November 2022
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 to 45 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots becoming north 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind north 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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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 30 November 2022

'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 9:30 PM PST 30 November 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located northwest of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Thursday low 992 mb located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:22 PM PST 30 November 2022 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will continue to give
gale to storm force outflow winds through the mainland inlets
tonight. Winds will ease on Thursday as the ridge weakens but will
likely restrengthen Friday as the ridge rebuilds. Over northern
coastal waters, a risk of freezing spray will continue tonight as
Arctic air pushes out from the mainland inlets.

In the wake of a low, gale to storm force northerlies over offshore,
central and northern waters, will gradually ease tonight.

Another low pressure system will track southwards across the offshore
waters Thursday night. Ahead of the low, southerly gales will develop
off the west coast of Haida Gwaii Thursday afternoon and spread to
central and southern waters overnight.

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