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Queen Charlotte Sound

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind northeast 25 knots except northeast 15 over eastern sections. Wind diminishing to northerly 5 to 15 this morning then veering to northeast 20 near midnight. Wind backing to northerly 5 to 15 near noon Thursday.

Showers today and this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2021

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this morning and to 1 to 2 near midnight.

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 metres subsiding to 3 this afternoon and to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 27 January 2021
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the morning then becoming southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 27 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low located over southern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located off the Washington Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today intensifying trough located from the Alaska
panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PST 27 January 2021 A low pressure system over Southern Explorer will continue to weaken
today before exiting the region this afternoon. Gale force easterlies
over Explorer will ease this morning.

A trough of low pressure will develop from the Alaskan Panhandle to
Explorer today. Northerly gales will develop over Bowie early this
morning and ease in the afternoon.

Additionally, a ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC
Interior. Strong to gale force outflow winds will prevail through the
coastal mainland inlets through Thursday morning.

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