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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots backing to southeast 15 to 25 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this evening. Wind becoming west 20 to 30 Saturday morning then diminishing to west 10 to 20 near noon Saturday. Wind becoming southeast 15 Saturday evening.

Showers changing to rain near midnight and ending near noon Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 6 to 8 metres except 5 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Seas becoming 6 this morning except 5 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Seas subsiding to 5 this afternoon and to 4 late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2021
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 60 in the morning.
Monday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 2021

'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 10:30 AM PDT 22 October 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low located over the Alaska
panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT Saturday approaching frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 22 October 2021 As one system departs into the Alaskan Panhandle this morning,
another system will begin moving into offshore waters this afternoon.
As a result, the southerly winds over the northern waters will not
ease much today and will continue as gales.

The approaching system will spread gale to storm force southeast
winds to Bowie beginning this afternoon then spread to northern and
central waters this evening. The system will weaken slightly
As it continues to Progress into Vancouver Island and the inner South
Coast waters by early Saturday morning. By this time, the southeast
winds will have eased slightly to strong to gale force. As the system
gradually dissipates during Saturday, the winds will further ease and
drop below gale force.

The next system will approach Explorer Saturday night. This system
will be exceptionally strong where hurricane force winds is a
possibility.

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