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West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 December 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 25 near noon then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 this evening. Wind diminishing to south 35 early Saturday morning and to southwest 25 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 December 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 2020
Sunday Wind south 30 to 40 knots increasing to south 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind southeast 40 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 December 2020

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 10:30 AM PST 4 December 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 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 southwest of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday low 986 mb located over northwestern
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:32 AM PST 4 December 2020 A slow moving front is crossing Haida Gwaii. An offshore low will
stall the southward progression of the front and draw the front
northward to remain over Haida Gwaii tomorrow also.

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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