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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwesterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to northwesterly 25 to 35 near noon then diminishing to northwesterly 15 to 25 this evening. Wind backing to southwest 15 to 25 after midnight then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 Saturday morning.

Rain ending Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 27 November 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 near noon Saturday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 November 2020
Sunday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 27 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 10:30 AM PST 27 November 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Washington State.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today trough located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located from Haida Gwaii to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PST 27 November 2020 A frontal system over Cape Scott early this morning will move towards
the southeast and sweep across Vancouver Island today. Ahead of the
front, gale to storm force southerly winds have developed. Strong to
gale force westerly winds are forecast in the wake of the system.

A weak trough will approach the offshore waters from the west today.
The trough will bring strong to gale force westerly winds across
Bowie and Explorer.

A strong Pacific frontal system will approach Haida Gwaii on Saturday
bringing gale to storm force southerly winds to the northern and
central waters.

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