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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 07 December 2021

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 30 to 35 knots tonight. Wind northwest 25 to 35 Wednesday.

Rain changing to showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this evening and to 4 to 6 after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2021
Thursday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots increasing to southwest 40 to 50 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 9:30 PM PST 07 December 2021

'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 9:30 PM PST 7 December 2021 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary flat low located over
the Gulf of Alaska.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:30 PM PST 7 December 2021 A cold front will cross Vancouver Island tonight, reaching the Lower
Mainland by early morning then exit the region. Strong to gale force
northwesterly winds will follow the frontal passage for most outer
coastal waters. These winds will persist well into Thursday.

Gale force inflow winds are expected to develop through Juan de Fuca
strait overnight, following this same cold front. These strong inflow
winds will ease late Wednesday morning.

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