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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 01 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 after midnight and to southerly 50 Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly 35 to 45 Thursday afternoon and to southwest 15 to 25 early Thursday evening.

Periods of rain. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this evening then building to 3 near midnight. Seas building to 4 to 6 late overnight then subsiding to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 01 February 2023
Friday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.
Sunday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 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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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 01 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 1 February 2023 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 1 February 2023 An approaching frontal system will track northeastwards across the
offshore waters tonight and Haida Gwaii on Thursday. Southeasterly
gales ahead of this front over southern and central waters late this
evening will spread into northern waters overnight.

The southeast gales will continue through Thursday and increase to
storm force from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of Vancouver
Island.

Winds will ease to light to moderate southwesterlies over northern
waters Thursday evening but continue to be solid gale force
southeasterlies over the central waters.

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