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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 September 2020

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light early this evening then increasing to southeast 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late overnight and to southeast 25 to 35 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early Tuesday afternoon and to southeast 45 to 55 Tuesday evening.

Showers this afternoon and Tuesday morning and afternoon changing to rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 September 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 Tuesday afternoon and to 3 to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 September 2020
Wednesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 25 in the morning.
Thursday Wind southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Friday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island North

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 21 September 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 4:00 PM PDT 21 September 2020 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday intensifying frontal system located west
of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PDT 21 September 2020 A Pacific frontal system is about to enter Bowie and then Haida
Gwaii on Tuesday. Ahead of the system, winds will rise to gale force
southeasterly over Bowie this evening and over the northern waters
Tuesday morning and the central waters Tuesday afternoon.

As the system approaches Haida Gwaii and intensifies, winds will rise
to storm force southeasterlies over most northern and central waters
late Tuesday. Winds will ease to moderate to strong southerly over
Bowie Tuesday evening in the wake of the system.

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