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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 October 2019

Today Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots except southeast 40 to 50 near the headlands. Wind becoming southwest 40 to 50 this afternoon then diminishing to west 30 to 40 early this evening. Wind diminishing to west 20 to 30 near midnight and to west 10 to 20 Friday morning. Wind backing to southerly 10 to 20 Friday afternoon.

Rain with a risk of thunderstorms changing to showers this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2019
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 5 metres building to 6 early this morning and to 6 to 8 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 5 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 October 2019
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 20 to 25.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 17 October 2019

'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 PDT 17 October 2019 Today Tonight and Friday By 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over Bowie extending
southward.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing trough located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PDT 17 October 2019 A trough of low pressure will move across the offshore and outer
waters today and track inland tonight. Ahead of the trough, strong to
gale force southerlies will shift to gale to storm force westerlies
in its wake.

Moderate to strong westerlies will prevail over all marine waters on
Friday.

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