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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 45 to 60 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 after midnight. Wind becoming west 20 to 30 near noon Thursday.

Rain changing to showers this evening with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 5 to 7 late Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2022
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30 in the morning then becoming northeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to north 20 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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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 07 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 7 December 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight cold front located from Prince Rupert
to McInnes Island then to Tofino.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing trough from low located from
Prince Rupert to McInnes Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located west of the Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PST 7 December 2022 A cold front over Haida Gwaii will sweep across northern and central
coasts and reach southern waters late this evening.

Ahead of the front gale to storm force winds are forecast from Haida
Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island. For waters of the inner
South Coast, gale force southeasterlies will develop early this
evening and persist into the overnight period.

In the wake of the front, the low associated with the frontal system
will move from Bowie to Prince Rupert tonight, and spread gale to
storm force northwesterly winds across most of the northern and
central waters.

On Thursday, another low located over the Gulf of Alaska will
approach the Alaskan Panhandle and maintain gale force westerlies
over Bowie.

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