Explorer - northwestern half
Issued 09:30 PM PST 09 December 2022
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northeast 30 to 40 knots backing to north 35 to 45 near midnight then becoming north 35 Saturday evening.
Scattered showers ending near noon Saturday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Explorer - northwestern halfIssued 11:16 PM PST 09 December 2022
'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 SynopsisIssued 9:30 PM PST 9 December 2022 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 979 mb located over western Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday low located south of Explorer.
At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday approaching ridge located west of the
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:27 PM PST 9 December 2022 A low has stalled over Explorer. The low will drift southwards,
exiting the region late on Saturday. A ridge well west of the
offshore waters will gradually approach the region through the
In between the low and Vancouver Island, storm force southeasterlies
will diminish to gale force late this evening and to moderate to
strong after midnight.
For inner south-coast waters, gale force southeasterlies will
continue through the night, and are expected to ease through the
morning on Saturday. Storm force gusts are possible for the eastern
entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait this evening.
Gale force northerly winds will follow the departure of the low over
most outer coastal waters. Expect strong outflow winds to develop
near north and Central Coast inlets tonight. These winds will likely
strengthen through the weekend.
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