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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2021

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots tonight and Sunday.

Rain changing to showers this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2021
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 metres building to 4 to 6 early this evening and to 6 to 8 near noon Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 January 2021
Monday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwesterly 15 to 25 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.
Wednesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots backing to northerly 15 to 25.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PST 23 January 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 4:00 PM PST 23 January 2021 Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Monday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 23 January 2021 A frontal system will cross northern and central waters tonight then
reach Central Vancouver Island by Sunday morning. The system will
continue moving southward to lie over the Washington state by early
Sunday afternoon. A ridge of high pressure will remain over west of
the offshore waters through Monday morning.

Ahead of the front, strong to marginal gale force southerly winds
will develop. In the wake of the front and ahead of the offshore
ridge, strong to gale force northwesterly winds will prevail
Over most waters through Monday morning. The winds will ease on
Monday afternoon as the ridge of high pressure weakens.

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