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Explorer - southeastern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this evening and to southeast 45 to 55 near midnight. Wind becoming west 45 to 55 late overnight then diminishing to west 35 to 45 Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to west 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon then becoming northwest 25 Wednesday evening.

Showers changing to rain this evening and ending overnight. Scattered showers Wednesday evening. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 after midnight and to 4 to 6 Wednesday morning. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 May 2022
Thursday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 in the morning.
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots becoming variable 5 to 15.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022

'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 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 2:00 p.m. PDT today deepening trough from 1007 mb low located
west of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday dissipating trough from 1003 mb low
located over Haida Gwaii.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 995 mb located west of
Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low 1003 mb located over northern
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 May 2022 A trough of low pressure extending from a developing low pressure
centre southwest of Bowie will move northeast to lie over Northern
Haida Gwaii late Wednesday morning. Southerly gales will develop from
Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver Island near noon today.

A deep low pressure centre will move over Explorer near midnight and
then cross Vancouver Island on Wednesday morning. Unseasonably strong
winds are associated with this low. Storm force southerly winds will
develop ahead of the low over Explorer and west coast Vancouver
Island tonight. Hurricane force southeast winds are possible near the
headlands of Northwest Vancouver Island overnight. Southeast gales
are expected for inner South Coast waters. Winds will shift to gale
to storm force west-northwesterly in the wake of the low.

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