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Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 October 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to variable 15 knots this evening except southeast 25 near the mouth of Howe Sound. Wind becoming southerly inflow 15 to 25 after midnight then increasing to southerly inflow 25 to 35 early Friday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly inflow 10 to 20 late Friday morning and to light Friday evening.

Periods of drizzle changing to rain this evening and ending Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 October 2020
Saturday Wind northerly outflow 5 to 15 knots becoming southerly inflow 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 30 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 15.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 20 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 October 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 4:00 PM PDT 29 October 2020 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying low 990 mb located over
southern Bowie.
By midnight PDT tonight low 990 mb located near McInnes Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PDT 29 October 2020 A deepening low pressure system over Southern Bowie will move
Onshore near McInnes Island near midnight.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterlies have begun over
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 northwest winds can be expected over Northern Explorer this
evening.

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