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Marine Forecast

Issued 06:28 AM PST 24 February 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 10 to 15 this morning and to light near noon. Wind increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 15 this evening and to southerly inflow 20 to 30 near noon Thursday.

Rain or snow beginning this evening changing to showers Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2021
Friday Wind southerly inflow 15 knots.
Saturday Wind northerly outflow 15 knots becoming southerly inflow 10 to 15.
Sunday Wind southerly inflow 5 to 10 knots increasing to southerly inflow 10 to 20.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 24 February 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over southwestern BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PST 24 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure over Northern Vancouver Island will weaken
and move over the Southwest BC Interior late this morning. As the
ridge moves eastward, a strong frontal system located just west of
the Bowie region will move eastward to lie through Hecate Strait
early this evening. Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop
ahead of the front and then shift to gale to storm force westerlies
in its wake.

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