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Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly outflow 10 to 20 knots increasing to northerly outflow 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to northerly outflow 15 to 25 late Saturday morning.

Snow tonight and Saturday. Risk of freezing rain Saturday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Temperatures near zero.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 January 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 PST 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over eastern
Explorer.

By 6:00 a.m. PST Saturday weakening frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior through the weekend while weakening. Gale to storm
force northeasterly outflow winds through the coastal inlets will
weaken on Saturday over the South Coast and on Sunday over the
central and north coasts. Moderate to severe freezing spray will
continue near the central and northern coastal inlets tonight through
Saturday.

An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters tonight. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies from the system will affect all marine
regions tonight through Saturday. Hurricane force southeasterlies are
possible over sections of central waters tonight.

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