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Hecate Strait - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to southerly 50 this morning then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 early this evening then becoming variable 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 35 Friday morning then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Periods of rain. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 early this evening then building to 3 to 4 Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Saturday Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to southerly 30 to 40 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 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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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - northern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 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 4:00 AM PST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.

At 7:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located south of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.

At 11:00 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system over the northern waters is producing southeasterly
storm force winds from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of
Vancouver Island and southeasterly gale force winds off the west
coast of Vancouver Island.

Winds will ease southerly moderate across northern waters this
evening. However, winds will remain southerly gale force across the
central waters and along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.

Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies Friday morning as another frontal system
approaches. Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force
across the inner northern waters Friday morning and across inner
South Coast waters Friday afternoon.

Winds will ease to strong south or southeast across northern, central
and south waters Friday evening. There will be a brief period of
southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south and the
mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of the
frontal system.

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