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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to south 15 to 25 knots early this morning and to south 25 to 35 late this morning. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early this afternoon then diminishing to west 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind veering to northwest 35 to 45 late overnight. Wind northwest 35 to 45 Thursday.

Rain today and tonight.


Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this evening and to 7 to 10 near noon Thursday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2021
Friday Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots veering to northwest 30.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 06:28 AM PST 24 February 2021

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 24 February 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today ridge located over southwestern BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 AM PST 24 February 2021 A ridge of high pressure over Northern Vancouver Island will weaken
and move over the Southwest BC Interior late this morning. As the
ridge moves eastward, a strong frontal system located just west of
the Bowie region will move eastward to lie through Hecate Strait
early this evening. Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop
ahead of the front and then shift to gale to storm force westerlies
in its wake.

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