West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 25 May 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming west 10 to 20 late this morning then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight then diminishing to southwesterly 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.
A few showers changing to rain after midnight.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern halfIssued 10:30 AM PDT 25 May 2018
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PDT 25 May 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over Hecate Strait.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today weakening trough located over the North
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday ridge located over northern Vancouver
At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight building trough located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing trough located over Hecate
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:23 AM PDT 25 May 2018 A ridge of high pressure over the offshore waters will produce near
gale force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait this afternoon.
These gale force winds are expected to subside overnight tonight.
As the ridge of high pressure moves east and ends up over Vancouver
Island, this will allow a frontal system to come into the offshore
waters tonight. Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop.
The frontal system will slowly make its way east, spreading
Southeast gales to central and northern waters by Saturday
Afternoon. In behind the trough, southwest gales are expected over
Northern Bowie Saturday afternoon.
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