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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 08 February 2023

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots diminishing to southeast 40 to 50 Thursday morning and to south 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon. Wind becoming south 25 Thursday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 February 2023
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 4 to 6 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 February 2023
Friday Wind south 25 knots becoming northwest 25 in the morning then diminishing to south 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind southerly 30 to 40 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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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 08 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 8 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 from Hecate Strait
to Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 986 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 992 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 PM PST 8 February 2023 A vigorous Pacific front continues to bring widespread gale to storm
force southeasterlies over offshore, northern and central waters.
Storm to hurricane force southeasterlies have developed near the
headlands of Northern Vancouver Island and will continue through till
noon on Thursday.

Another trough of low pressure crosses the offshore waters overnight
and will merge with the current Pacific front. This will cause
southeasterly gales to spread into the inner South Coast waters, and
will help maintain gale to storm force southerlies from East Dixon to
Queen Charlotte Sound and waters west of Vancouver Island through
much of Thursday.

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