Queen Charlotte Strait
Issued 04:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
Tonight and Monday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening and to southeast 35 after midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 Monday evening.
Rain or snow beginning this evening changing to showers Monday morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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Warnings (In effect)
Queen Charlotte StraitIssued 4:00 PM PST 05 December 2021
'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 9:30 PM PST 5 December 2021 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Queen
By 4:00 a.m. PST Monday quasi-stationary frontal system located
over Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 1007 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 11:30 p.m. PST Monday low 1007 mb located over western Queen
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:28 PM PST 5 December 2021 A Pacific frontal system is currently transitioning between the
offshore waters and Queen Charlotte Sound. Ahead of the front, gale
force east to southeast winds will continue tonight. These gale force
winds will spread to west coast Vancouver Island - north and Queen
Charlotte Strait late overnight and early Monday morning.
Storm force southeasterlies will develop near the headlands of
Vancouver Island overnight and ease to southeast gale force Monday
The frontal system stalls over Queen Charlotte Sound on Monday and
will gradually weaken to below gale force easterly winds by Monday
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