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Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 October 2020

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 25 to 35 early this evening then veering to northwest 35 to 45 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 early Friday morning and to northwest 15 to 25 near noon Friday. Wind diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 Friday evening.

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Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 29 October 2020
Saturday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 knots in the morning and to southeast 25 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southeast 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 29 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 PM PDT 29 October 2020 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying low 990 mb located over
southern Bowie.
By midnight PDT tonight low 990 mb located near McInnes Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PDT 29 October 2020 A deepening low pressure system over Southern Bowie will move
Onshore near McInnes Island near midnight.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force southeasterlies have begun over
central waters and strong to gale force northeasterlies are forecast
over northern waters. Gale to storm force northwest winds will
develop tonight in the wake of the low. A brief period of hurricane
force northwest winds can be expected over Northern Explorer this
evening.

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