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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2022

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this evening then veering to south 45 near midnight. Wind diminishing to south 25 to 35 early Saturday morning then becoming west 25 late Saturday morning.

Showers changing to rain this evening and ending near noon Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2022
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this evening then subsiding to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2022
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind north 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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2022

'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 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2022 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located near
McInnes Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today approaching frontal system located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PST 28 January 2022 Over the inner South Coast, winds remain light under a ridge of high
pressure today. Stronger southeast winds are expected late Saturday
as a front approaches,

For northern and central waters, a frontal system currently from
McInnes Island to Cape Scott will weaken early this afternoon, then
an incoming second front will provide further boost to winds tonight.
Strong to gale force southerlies near the northern end of Vancouver
Island will persist.

The second frontal system will approach Bowie today. Winds
Will shift to gale force southerly ahead of this front over
Northern and central waters. On Saturday, winds will rise to
southeast 45 knots through Dixon east, Hecate Strait, queen
Charlotte sound and the headlands of Vancouver Island.

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