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Explorer - southeastern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming easterly 25 this evening then increasing to east 25 to 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 40 to 50 late overnight then diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Rain beginning near midnight changing to showers Friday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 early Friday morning then subsiding to 4 to 6 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - southeastern half

Issued 4:23 PM PST 04 March 2021

'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 PM PST 4 March 2021 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located off Cape St. James.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located off Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 4 March 2021 A low off cape St. James will track northwards across Haida Gwaii
tonight and into the Alaskan Panhandle on Friday. Ahead of the low,
gale to hurricane force southerlies will shift to storm to hurricane
force westerly in its wake.

Another low track will track eastwards over Explorer on Friday, then
across Vancouver Island in the evening. Ahead of the low, gale to
hurricane force southeasterlies will develop west of Vancouver Island
Friday and spread to the inner South Coast as strong to gale force.
In its wake the winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

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