West Coast Vancouver Island North
Issued 10:30 AM PST 26 November 2020
Today Tonight and Friday.
Storm warning in effect.
Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots except southerly 40 to 50 near the headlands. Wind becoming southwest 35 to 45 near noon then diminishing to northwest 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Vancouver Island NorthIssued 10:30 AM PST 26 November 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 26 November 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
At 4:00 p.m. PST Friday departing frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching trough located west of the
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:25 AM PST 26 November 2020 A frontal system stretched across the central waters to Explorer late
this morning will take up a position near Cape Scott this afternoon.
From this position, the front will stall tonight as it straddles the
central and southern waters. On Friday, the front will begin to move
again towards the southeast and sweep across Vancouver Island.
Ahead of the front, gale to storm force southerly winds have
developed. Moderate to strong northwesterly winds are forecast in the
wake of the system.
A weak trough will approach the offshore waters from the west on
Friday. The trough will bring strong to gale force westerly winds
To Bowie and Explorer.
Pacific - South Coast Area
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
- Explorer - southeastern half
- Haro Strait
- Hecate Strait - southern half
- Howe Sound
- Johnstone Strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
- Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
- Queen Charlotte Sound - eastern half
- Queen Charlotte Sound - western half
- Queen Charlotte Strait
- Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
- Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - southern half
- West Coast Vancouver Island North
- West Coast Vancouver Island South
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- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
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- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
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