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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind easterly 50 to 60 knots diminishing to easterly 35 to 45 early this morning and to northwest 25 to 35 late this morning. Wind becoming west 25 late this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 Thursday morning.

Rain changing to showers this morning and ending near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 late this morning and to 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 May 2022
Friday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15.
Sunday Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20.

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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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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 07:38 AM PDT 18 May 2022

'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 PDT 18 May 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located off Haida Gwaii.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today dissipating trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 990 mb located off Cape Scott.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 999 mb located over northern
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:40 AM PDT 18 May 2022 A trough of low pressure will weaken over Haida Gwaii this morning.
Ahead of the trough, southerly gales over Dixon Entrance East and
Hecate Strait will ease early this morning.

A deep low pressure centre will cross Northern Vancouver Island this
morning. Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterly winds
over West Vancouver Island with hurricane force southeasterlies near
the headlands will shift to gale to storm force westerly in its wake.
The southeast gales will spread to the inner South Coast early this
morning and westerly gales will develop over Juan de Fuca Strait.

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