Hecate Strait - northern half
Issued 10:30 AM PST 08 December 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 early this evening and to southeast 30 to 40 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 45 to 60 late overnight then diminishing to south 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon. Wind becoming southwest 20 Saturday evening.
Rain tonight and Saturday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - northern halfIssued 10:30 AM PST 08 December 2023
'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 SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 8 December 2023 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located west
By 1:00 p.m. PST Saturday departing frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:24 AM PST 8 December 2023 An approaching frontal system will bring gale to storm force
southeast winds to the offshore waters this afternoon. Winds will
rise to strong to gale force southeasterly over the northern and
central waters and west of Vancouver Island this evening as the
frontal system approaches.
On Saturday morning, winds are likely to rise to hurricane force
southeasterlies in a broad swath from Hecate Strait, through Queen
Charlotte Strait, to Northern Vancouver Island.
Gale force northwesterlies over northern waters, west of Haida Gwaii
will follow this system late Saturday.
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