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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 late this evening then becoming northwest 25 early Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 near noon Saturday then backing to southwest 10 to 20 Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Showers ending Saturday afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon and tonight. Rain Saturday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2019
Sunday Wind south 30 knots becoming northwest 30 in the morning then diminishing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots veering to northwest 20 to 30.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 18 October 2019

'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 PM PDT 18 October 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located from the Gulf of Alaska to
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located from the Gulf of Alaska
to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 PM PDT 18 October 2019 A trough extending from the Gulf of Alaska to Northern Explorer will
extend southeastwards tonight to lie over the South Coast Saturday
morning.

Moderate to strong west or southwesterlies will prevail over most
marine waters tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will
develop over the offshore waters tonight behind trough as it extends
towards the South Coast. Winds will weaken to moderate to strong
northwest winds on Saturday.

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