Hecate Strait - southern half
Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 early this morning and to southwest 15 to 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this evening and to southeast 40 to 50 overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 50 to 60 Thursday morning then diminishing to westerly 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon. Wind diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 Thursday evening.
Rain changing to showers this morning then to rain overnight and ending Thursday afternoon. Risk of thunderstorms today. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - southern halfIssued 04:00 AM PST 29 January 2020
'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 29 January 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday intensifying frontal system located over
Langara extending southwestward.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:43 AM PST 29 January 2020 A north-south oriented frontal system will give storm force
southerlies to the Central Coast and local gale force southeasterlies
to the South Coast this morning. In the wake of the front, gale to
storm force southwesterlies over northern and central waters will
persist into this afternoon.
Another frontal system will approach the offshore waters late today
bringing gale to storm force southerlies across the northern waters
tonight into Thursday. As the front nears, there is a potential for
hurricane force southerlies to develop over the Central Coast on
Thursday morning. Meanwhile, as the front moves southward, local gale
force southeasterlies will deverlop over the South Coast late
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