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Hecate Strait - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots backing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon then becoming westerly 25 to 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to west 20 overnight then backing to south 20 Friday afternoon.

Rain changing to showers overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2019
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 25.
Monday Wind west 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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Hecate Strait - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2019

'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 AM PDT 17 October 2019 Today Tonight and Friday By 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over
southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing trough located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM PDT 17 October 2019 A front over Vancouver Island will move across the inner South Coast
this morning. Strong to gale force southeast winds ahead of the front
will ease to moderate to strong later this morning.

A trough of low pressure will move across the offshore and outer
waters today and track inland tonight. Ahead of the trough, strong to
gale force southerlies will shift to gale to storm force westerlies
in its wake.

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