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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019

Today Tonight and Monday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 late this morning then diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 after midnight. Wind becoming variable 10 to 15 Monday morning then increasing to south 45 Monday evening.

Rain this afternoon tonight and Monday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 early this evening and to 4 to 6 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 2019
Tuesday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to south 30 late in the day.

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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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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 December 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 4:00 AM PST 15 December 2019 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 5:00 a.m. PST today warm front located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today warm front located from Sandspit to Port
Hardy.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight approaching cold front located over Haida
Gwaii extending southwestward.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 15 December 2019 A frontal system over the offshore waters is approaching the
North Coast today.

Ahead of the system, winds will rise to gale force southeasterly over
the northern and central waters throughout today. Gale force
southeasterlies will reach waters near Northern Vancouver Island late
this afternoon or this evening.

The front will then stall along the coast from the northern tip of
Vancouver Island through Hecate Strait giving near storm force
southeasterly winds well into Monday.

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