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Howe Sound

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 09 April 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots after midnight then diminishing to light late Friday morning. Wind increasing to southerly inflow 15 to 25 late Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 April 2020
Saturday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southerly inflow 5 to 15.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 09 April 2020

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 9 April 2020 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over northern Bowie.
By midnight PDT Friday ridge located over the offshore waters.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary trough located over the
Mainland Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:11 PM PDT 9 April 2020 A quasi-stationary trough will develop along the mainland coast
tonight and sharpen on Friday. The trough combined with an offshore
ridge will generate widespread strong northwest winds over most
waters except gale force off the coast of West Vancouver Island.
These winds will persist until Saturday morning.

In addition, a brief but strong push through Johnstone Strait Friday
night will result in marginal gale force northwesterlies through
The strait. Winds will ease by early Saturday morning.

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