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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2021

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots except southeast 35 to 45 near the headlands. Wind becoming northerly 15 to 25 near noon then veering to northeast 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind northeast 15 Wednesday.

Rain ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 this morning then subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2021
Thursday Wind north 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind north 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind north 10 to 20 knots becoming southwest 10 to 20.

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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 10:30 AM PST 19 January 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 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:34 AM PST 19 January 2021 A frontal system over Northern Vancouver Island this morning will
weaken as it tracks southwards across Vancouver Island today then
dissipate. Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies
over southern waters will shift to moderate to strong northwesterly
in its wake.

Over northern waters, marginal gale force westerlies will ease to
moderate to strong by this afternoon.

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