West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
Tonight and Wednesday.
Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 25 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 late overnight. Wind backing to southeast 15 early Wednesday morning then increasing to southeast 25 late Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 early Wednesday afternoon and to southeast 45 to 55 late Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 55 to 65 Wednesday evening.
Scattered showers ending near midnight. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon. Showers Wednesday morning and afternoon changing to rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 4:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PST 7 February 2023 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1002 mb located over northern Hecate
At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of the
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:36 PM PST 7 February 2023 A 1002 millibar low will approach the mainland North Coast this
evening. Local storm force westerlies can be expected
South of the low. Gale force outflow can be expected near midday
Near Portland Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
Westerlies in the wake of the low tonight.
A new Pacific front will approach the coast on Wednesday. The front
will bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to
Offshore waters on Wednesday morning and then to all northern and
central waters by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.
Hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over Northern Vancouver
Island late Wednesday evening.
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