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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 late this morning then becoming northwest 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 late overnight then backing to southwest 10 to 20 Saturday morning.

Showers ending this evening. Showers Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 late this morning and to 4 late this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 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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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 04:00 AM PST 26 February 2021

'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 26 February 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:49 AM PST 26 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure parked in the Eastern Pacific ocean will
maintain widespread gale force northwest winds across most
BC marine waters this morning.

The northwest winds will ease from gale force to strong later this
afternoon across the northern and central waters. However, gale force
northwest winds will continue across southern waters through today
and into this evening.

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