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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Thursday morning.

Rain changing to showers near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 metres building to 5 after midnight then subsiding to 4 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 2019
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 30 knots diminishing to west 10.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 November 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 AM PST 13 November 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today ridge located on a line north-south over
central Vancouver Island.
By midnight PST tonight departing ridge located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
north-south over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:34 AM PST 13 November 2019 A Pacific frontal system approaching the offshore waters today will
bring southeast gales to Bowie and Northwest Explorer this morning
and then to the rest of central and northern waters this afternoon.
Winds will reach storm force southeast tonight over northern sections
of the northern waters. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
southerly on Thursday.

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