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Queen Charlotte Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 23 October 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 10 to 20 knots becoming northwest 5 to 15 this afternoon then 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 this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 23 October 2020
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southeast 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind light increasing to southeast 15 to 25 knots late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Queen Charlotte Strait

Issued 10:30 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 23 October 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Vancouver Island.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low located over the Washington
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 23 October 2020 A frontal system is moving along the west coast of Vancouver Island
today. Southeast gale force winds over central and southern waters
this late morning will back to northerly strong to marginal gales
over central waters this afternoon. Queen Charlotte Strait and
Johnstone will see a brief drop in winds this afternoon before the
outflow winds develop.

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 to storm force northeasterly outflow winds will continue
through the northern and central mainland inlets. Gale force
Outflow will develop over southern mainland inlets tonight. Outflow
winds will continue through the weekend.

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