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Marine Forecast

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.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late this afternoon and to 2 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots veering to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 20 to 30 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
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over northern
Vancouver Island.
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
interior.
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
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 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
headlands.

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
develop.

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
the weekend.

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