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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2023

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 early this morning then becoming northwest 20 early this evening. Wind veering to north 10 to 20 Sunday morning then becoming north 15 Sunday evening except light over northwestern sections.

Rain ending late this morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2023
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 5 to 7 metres subsiding to 5 early this morning and to 3 to 4 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2023
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots backing to southwest 25 in the afternoon then increasing to southwest 30 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 35 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 07:56 AM PST 09 December 2023

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 9 December 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
Haida Gwaii extending southward.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Haida Gwaii extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday trough located over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 9 December 2023 Winds are likely to rise to hurricane force southeasterlies in a
broad swath from Southern Hecate Strait, through Queen Charlotte
Strait, to Northern Vancouver Island.

Gale force northwesterlies over northern waters, west of Haida Gwaii
will follow this system later this afternoon as a sharp surface
trough follows the frontal system. By this evening, gale force
southeasterlies should only be present along the central coasts
associated with the trough before subsiding to strong early Sunday

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