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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 February 2020

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except northwest 20 over western sections. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 this evening and to light after midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 20 Thursday morning and to southerly 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon. Wind increasing to southerly 30 to 40 Thursday evening.

Rain ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 February 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 2 to 3 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 19 February 2020
Friday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the morning.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 30 to 40.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.

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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
Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 19 February 2020

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 PM PST 19 February 2020 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening cold front located from Hecate
Strait to Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating cold front located from Queen
Charlotte Sound to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday departing ridge located over southern
Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:50 PM PST 19 February 2020 A cold front stretching from Hecate Strait to Explorer will slowly
drift eastward as it dissipates tonight over central waters. Strong
to gale force southerly winds will become light tonight as the front
dissipates.

Another frontal system will approach Bowie overnight and continue
towards the North Coast on Thursday. Gale to storm force southerlies
will develop ahead of the front.

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