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Hecate Strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 December 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southeast 40 early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 50 to 60 this evening. Wind diminishing to southeast 40 to 50 late overnight then becoming southeast 40 Saturday afternoon.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 December 2020

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 this evening then subsiding to 4 Saturday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 5 metres building to 6 to 8 this evening then subsiding to 5 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 December 2020
Sunday Wind south 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 10:30 AM PST 04 December 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 10:30 AM PST 4 December 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 990 mb located southwest of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday low 986 mb located over northwestern
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 PM PST 4 December 2020 A slow moving front is crossing Haida Gwaii. An offshore low will
stall the southward progression of the front and draw the front
northward to remain over Haida Gwaii tomorrow also.

Gale to storm force winds will redevelop across the north as
The low approaches Bowie. On Saturday, the front will weaken but
remain along the coast, giving gale to storm force southeasterlies
from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver Island.

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