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Explorer - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots increasing to northwest 40 to 50 Thursday morning.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 5 metres building to 6 to 8 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019
Friday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
Sunday Wind west 20 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 16 October 2019

'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 AM PDT 16 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:07 AM PDT 16 October 2019 A frontal system stretching over Vancouver Island will remain
stationary today. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will
prevail the inner South Coast waters today.

Another front will cross the offshore waters this evening and
approach the northern and central mainland coasts overnight then move
through the South Coast on Wednesday. Gale force southeast winds will
be generated by the front.

On Thursday, another frontal system will cross into central and
northern waters bringing southerly gales.

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