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Queen Charlotte Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early this morning then diminishing to southeast 25 near noon Saturday.

Showers this afternoon and this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the morning.
Monday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 knots becoming northwest 10 to 20.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 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 PST 4 December 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday low 988 mb located over northwestern
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PST 4 December 2020 A slow moving front will move onto the North Coast this morning and
lie northeast to southwest over Southern Haida Gwaii. Tonight, a
deepening low will approach Northwestern Bowie. The low will draw the
front northward to lie north to south over Haida Gwaii.

Widespread southeast gales with local storm force winds will ease
For some northern regions this afternoon but persist over central
waters. Gale to storm force winds will redevelop across the north as
the low approaches Bowie. On Saturday, the front will weaken but
remain along the coast, giving gale force southeasterlies from Hecate
Strait to Northern Vancouver Island.

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