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West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 15 October 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southerly 30 to 40 early this afternoon then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind veering to westerly 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this morning then building to 4 to 6 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 near midnight then building to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Thursday Wind southwesterly 25 to 35 knots increasing to southwesterly 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwesterly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday 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
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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 15 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 10:30 AM PDT 15 October 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing trough located on a line east-west
over Haida Gwaii.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over western
Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 15 October 2019 An intense frontal system stretching from Hecate Strait to Explorer
this morning will approach the South Coast this afternoon. Gale to
storm force southeasterly winds will prevail over parts of northern,
central and southern waters today. Hurricane force winds near the
headlands of West Coast Vancouver Island North will ease to gales
By this afternoon. The gale force southeast winds will reach the
inner South Coast by this afternoon.

A trough will quickly move through Bowie towards Haida Gwaii today
bringing gale force southerly winds to most northern and central
waters today.

Another front will cross offshore waters this evening and approach
the mainland coast overnight then move through the South Coast on
Wednesday. Gale force southeast winds will be generated by the front.

On Wednesday, another frontal system will cross into central and
northern waters bringing southerly gales.

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