Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 this morning and to northwest 5 to 15 this afternoon. Wind increasing to east 15 to 20 this evening except northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 near the mainland inlets. Wind east 15 to 20 except northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 near the mainland inlets Saturday.
Rain ending near noon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 04:00 AM PDT 23 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over northern
By 11:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over Juan
de Fuca Strait.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located over northern BC
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over BC interior.
At 3:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located west of
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:49 AM PDT 23 October 2020 A frontal system moving along the west coast of Vancouver Island
today will produce southeast gale force winds over central and
southern waters this morning except southeast storm force near the
Winds will back to northerly strong to marginal gales over central
waters this afternoon while Queen Charlotte Strait and Johnstone will
see a brief drop in winds this afternoon before the outflow winds
A trough develops west of Vancouver Island this afternoon in the
Wake of the frontal system. Gale force northwesterlies will develop
over Southeastern Explorer and parts of West Coast Vancouver Island
South this afternoon.
A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will build southward
today. Gale force northeasterly outflow winds will continue through
the northern and central mainland inlets and will develop over
southern mainland inlets tonight. Outflow winds will continue through
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