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Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 35 this morning then diminishing to west 20 to 30 early this afternoon except west 35 to 40 over northern sections. Wind becoming southwest 15 to 25 early this evening then increasing to southwest 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind southwest 25 to 35 Friday.

Rain this afternoon and overnight and Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 November 2019
Saturday Wind south 30 to 40 knots becoming west 30 in the morning.
Sunday Wind west 25 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 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 04:00 AM PST 21 November 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 4:00 AM PST 21 November 2019 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over the
South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over western Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing frontal system located over the
North Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southwestern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low 1002 mb located over Prince
Rupert.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:53 AM PST 21 November 2019 A Pacific front over Western Bowie will move across the north and
central coasts late today. A 1000 MB low along this front will move
across Southern Bowie this morning then across northern sections of
Hecate Strait late this afternoon.

Southeast gales west of Haida Gwaii will spread to central and
northern waters early this morning. Winds will then shift to gale
force westerlies in the wake of the front and low with storm force
northwest winds expected over Southern Bowie this morning.

Winds will diminish to strong southwesterly this evening then
increase to southerly gales again overnight and Friday for central
and northern waters in advance of the next frontal system.

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