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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 21 September 2023

Tonight and Friday.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 Friday morning.

Rain beginning overnight changing to showers Friday evening.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 September 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 September 2023
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Monday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 September 2023 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located from Explorer to the
Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday weakening ridge located over Vancouver

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Langara.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located from Hecate
Strait to Explorer.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday trough located from the Central Coast
to Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located from Cape Scott to

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 21 September 2023 A cold front over west coast Haida Gwaii will move eastward and
Reach Hecate Strait by Friday morning then weaken as it progresses
into central waters Friday afternoon. Ahead of the front, southerly
gales have developed over west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon entrances.
The winds will ease to strong southerly Friday morning as the front
moves over Hecate Strait and rapidly weakens. In its wake, winds will
ease to moderate to strong westerlies tonight through Friday.

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