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Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 August 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15 to 25 late this morning and to southwest 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 overnight. Wind westerly 15 to 25 Friday.

Showers beginning this afternoon and ending Friday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 August 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening then subsiding to 3 Friday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 August 2019
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.
Monday Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 August 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 22 August 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
Cape Scott.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday trough located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 AM PDT 22 August 2019 A ridge of high pressure will continue generating moderate to strong
northwest winds over the South Coast except strong to gale force
winds along parts of the west coast of Vancouver Island this morning.

A frontal system will arrive over Bowie today and will progress into
the northern and central waters tonight. Gale force southerly winds
will develop ahead of the system.

Moderate to strong westerly winds will dominate northern waters on
Friday as another trough follows closely in behind.

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