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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots increasing to southeast 50 to 65 this evening then diminishing to southerly 40 late overnight. Wind south 25 to 35 Saturday.



Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 6 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25.

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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 (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 2020

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over eastern

By 6:00 a.m. PST Saturday weakening frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior through the weekend while weakening. Gale to storm
force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal inlets will
weaken on Saturday over the South Coast and on Sunday over the
central and north coasts. Moderate to severe freezing spray will
continue near the central and northern coastal inlets tonight through

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters tonight. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies from the system will affect all marine
regions tonight through Saturday. Hurricane force southeasterlies are
possible over sections of central waters tonight.

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