West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except southeast 55 near the headlands. Wind becoming southeast 30 to 35 early this morning except northwest 25 offshore. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 late this morning then increasing to north 40 near noon. Wind diminishing to north 30 this evening except east 10 to 15 south of the Brooks Peninsula Saturday.
Rain ending near noon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over northern
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over Juan
de Fuca Strait.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located over northern BC
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over BC interior.
At 3:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located west of
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:49 AM PDT 23 October 2020 A frontal system moving along the west coast of Vancouver Island
today will produce southeast gale force winds over central and
southern waters this morning except southeast storm force near the
Winds will back to northerly strong to marginal gales over central
waters this afternoon while Queen Charlotte Strait and Johnstone will
see a brief drop in winds this afternoon before the outflow winds
A trough develops west of Vancouver Island this afternoon in the
Wake of the frontal system. Gale force northwesterlies will develop
over Southeastern Explorer and parts of West Coast Vancouver Island
South this afternoon.
A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will build southward
today. Gale force northeasterly outflow winds will continue through
the northern and central mainland inlets and will develop over
southern mainland inlets tonight. Outflow winds will continue through
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- Bowie - northern half
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara
- Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara
- Douglas Channel
- Explorer - northwestern half
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- Arctic - Western Arctic
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