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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 35 this afternoon then diminishing to southwest 25 to 30 Thursday morning except light over northern sections. Wind increasing to southwest 35 Thursday evening.

Rain tonight and Thursday. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early this morning then building to 2 to 3 late this afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 4 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2019
Friday Wind northwest 30 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to north 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2019

'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 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the Central Coast.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday ridge located over the Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:04 AM PDT 23 October 2019 A Pacific frontal system over Bowie will move across the North Coast
this evening and remain nearly stationary across the central waters
overnight and Thursday.

Ahead of the front, strong to gale force southeasterlies over
northern waters will rise to gale to storm force this afternoon.
Winds will ease to moderate to strong westerly in its wake then to
light to moderate tonight.

Over central waters winds will rise to southeast gales this afternoon
and then remain strong to gale force southerly tonight through
Thursday.

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