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Explorer - northwestern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 October 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots increasing to south 40 near noon and to southwest 50 late this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 50 to 65 early this evening then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Friday morning and to northwest 10 to 20 near noon Friday.

Periods of rain ending this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 October 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this afternoon and to 5 to 7 this evening. Seas subsiding to 3 to 5 Friday morning and to 2 to 3 near noon Friday and to 1 to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 October 2020
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to south 35 to 45 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 October 2020

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 AM PDT 29 October 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line east-west
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
east-west over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today intensifying low located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 990 mb located over southern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:42 AM PDT 29 October 2020 A deepening low pressure system will move to lie over Southern Bowie
this afternoon then cross the Central Coast and move inland tonight.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterlies will spread to
central waters and strong to gale force northeasterlies are forecast
over northern waters. Gale to storm force northwest winds will
develop tonight in the wake of the low. A brief period of hurricane
force winds can be expected over Northern Explorer this evening.

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