Howe Sound

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 February 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly outflow 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 5 to 15 late this afternoon then increasing to northerly outflow 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind becoming northerly outflow 10 to 20 near noon Saturday then increasing to northerly outflow 25 to 35 Saturday evening.

Flurries ending Saturday evening.

Temperatures near zero.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 February 2019
Sunday Wind northerly outflow 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to northerly outflow 30 to 40 late in the day.
Monday Wind northerly outflow 30 to 40 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 20 to 30.
Tuesday Wind northerly outflow 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northerly outflow 15 to 25.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Howe Sound

Issued 4:00 PM PST 22 February 2019

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 PST 22 February 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1004 mb located over Prince Rupert.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 1011 mb located southwest
of Cape Scott.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over northern
BC interior.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PST 22 February 2019 An extensive area of low pressure, centred near Prince Rupert, will
weaken tonight and drift southwards towards Cape Scott on Saturday.
Strong to gale force northwesterly winds over northern outer-coastal
waters will ease somewhat this evening.

Strong to gale force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait will
ease later this evening.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the Northern BC Interior
overnight. Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop through
the mainland inlets of the North Coast overnight and spread to the
South Coast on Saturday night.

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