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Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 5 to 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening and to easterly 25 to 35 late this evening. Wind becoming north 20 to 30 near noon Friday.

Rain this afternoon and tonight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2020
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2020
Saturday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeast 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots veering to southwest 20.
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Sound - western half

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2020

'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 PDT 22 October 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At noon PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located over
Juan de Fuca Strait.

By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday quasi-stationary trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 AM PDT 22 October 2020 A frontal system will move across the northern and central waters
today producing southeasterly gale force winds from Bowie to waters
surrounding Northern Vancouver Island. Winds will ease to strong
northeasterly overnight in Bowie and late Friday morning across
waters surrounding Northern Vancouver Island.

A trough develops west of Vancouver Island late Friday in the
Wake of the frontal system. Gale force northwesterlies will develop
over Southeastern Explorer and parts of West Coast Vancouver Island
South Friday night.

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