Explorer - southeastern half
Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2022
Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind light increasing to south 15 knots early this evening and to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind veering to southwest 20 to 30 early Wednesday afternoon then becoming southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday evening.
Periods of rain tonight and Wednesday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - southeastern halfIssued 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2022
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over Vancouver
At 9:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching trough located west of
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:51 PM PST 18 January 2022 A frontal system will move across the northern waters tonight. Gale
force southeasterlies will begin over Northern Bowie near midnight
and spread to northern and central waters before morning. As it
approaches the mainland coast, storm force southeasterlies will
develop across Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East late
A trough rapidly following this frontal system Wednesday
Afternoon will maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Strait and increase winds to storm force from
Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island Wednesday
Winds will veer to gale force westerly Wednesday night in the wake of
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