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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2020

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 early Wednesday morning and to southwest 15 to 25 near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to southwest 35 Wednesday evening.

Showers ending near noon Wednesday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 9 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 early Wednesday morning and to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2020
Thursday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots.
Friday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots veering to westerly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 30 to 40.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 November 2020

'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 PST 24 November 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 993 mb located northwest of Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday low 1008 mb located over the Central
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PST 24 November 2020 A low pressure system will cross Haida Gwaii tonight and reach the
Central Coast by Wednesday morning. The system will then gradually
dissipate on Wednesday afternoon as it moves to west of Tofino. Gale
to storm force westerly winds over northern and central offshore
waters tonight will spread to southern offshore waters on Wednesday
morning.

A frontal system will approach the northern offshore waters on
Wednesday afternoon. The system will move southward across northern
waters Wednesday night then the central waters on Thursday. Ahead of
the system, gale force southerly winds will develop over northern
waters Wednesday night. The winds will spread to central and southern
waters on Thursday.

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