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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2021

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots except southeast 40 to 50 offshore. Wind becoming east 30 to 40 this evening except east 15 to 25 northwest of Estevan Point. Wind diminishing to east 15 to 25 late overnight then becoming southeast 15 Wednesday morning except light northwest of Estevan Point. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday afternoon except southeast 15 near the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait. Wind becoming east 15 Wednesday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2021
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2021
Thursday Wind northeasterly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Friday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

West Coast Vancouver Island South

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2021

'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 10:30 AM PST 26 January 2021 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday departing frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday intensifying trough located from the
Alaska panhandle to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:34 PM PST 26 January 2021 A frontal system over Explorer will gradually weaken tonight before
exiting the region Wednesday morning. Ahead of the front, gale to
storm force southeasterlies over southern waters west of Vancouver
Island will ease overnight.

In the wake of the front, a trough of low pressure will develop from
the Alaskan Panhandle to Explorer on Wednesday. Northerly gales will
develop over Bowie early Wednesday morning and ease in the afternoon.

Additionally, a ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC
Interior for a few days. Strong to gale force outflow winds will
prevail through the mainland inlets of the BC coast.

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