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Hecate Strait - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 this afternoon then backing to southwest 15 this evening. Wind backing to south 20 late overnight then increasing to southerly 20 to 30 Friday morning.

Showers ending this afternoon. Periods of drizzle Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 2 this afternoon. Seas building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Saturday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots becoming light.

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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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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over Queen
Charlotte Sound.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:21 AM PST 20 January 2022 A weakened frontal system over the Lower Mainland will depart the
region this morning. In the wake of the system, gale force
Westerlies will continue through Juan de Fuca Strait this morning and
this evening before easing.

A trough over Queen Charlotte Sound this morning is maintaining
widespread strong to gale force westerlies across most outer and
offshore waters. The trough will rapidly weaken through the day and
the westerlies will ease to generally moderate speeds by this
afternoon.

Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie tonight and
Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.

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