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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 November 2019

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 early this evening then becoming northwest 10 to 20 late this evening. Wind diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to south 10 to 15 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 November 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight then building to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 November 2019
Thursday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon then diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 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 10:30 AM PST 19 November 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary trough located from the
North Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Bowie.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching cold front located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PST 19 November 2019 A building ridge of high pressure over Bowie is producing strong to
gale force northwesterly winds over most central and southern waters.
These winds will ease tonight as the ridge weakens.

A cold front will approach the offshore waters Wednesday afternoon.
Southerly gales will develop in advance of the front late Wednesday.

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