Hecate Strait - northern half
Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
Today Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20 early this afternoon then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 early this evening. Wind increasing to northwest 20 to 30 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 overnight. Wind backing to southwest 10 to 20 Wednesday morning then to south 15 to 25 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 Wednesday evening.
Showers ending Wednesday morning. Rain Wednesday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Hecate Strait - northern halfIssued 04:00 AM PST 24 November 2020
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 24 November 2020 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 978 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 1001 mb located over Hecate Strait.
At 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located
west of Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:05 AM PST 24 November 2020 A trailing cold front will track southwards across Vancouver Island
this morning. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will
develop over South Coast waters later this morning and shift to
strong to gale force westerly in its wake.
The associated low over the Gulf of Alaska will track southwards
across Haida Gwaii this evening. Storm force westerlies in its
Wake will generate seas 10 to 13 metres over Bowie late this evening
then spread to west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon Entrance West
overnight. Seas will build to 8 to 10 metres over central waters on
Tuesday morning and to 6 to 8 metres over west coast Vancouver Island
on Tuesday afternoon.
Mackenzie - Mackenzie River Area
- Axe Point mile 91 to Camsell Bend mile 290
- Bowie - northern half
- Camsell Bend mile 290 to Tulita mile 512
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara
- Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara
- Fort Good Hope mile 684 to Point Separation mile 913
- Great Slave Lake - basin
- Great Slave Lake - east arm
- Great Slave Lake - north arm
- Hecate Strait - northern half
- Lake Athabasca
- North Mackenzie
- North Tuktoyaktuk
- Point Separation mile 913 to Kittigazuit Bay mile 1081
- Prince Alfred
- Prince of Wales
- Tuktoyaktuk - northern half
- Tuktoyaktuk - southern half
- Tulita mile 512 to Fort Good Hope mile 684
- West Coast Haida Gwaii - northern half
- Wrigley Harbour mile 0 to Axe Point mile 91
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- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
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