Douglas Channel


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwesterly inflow 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwesterly inflow 20 to 30 near midnight and to variable 5 to 15 Saturday morning.

Rain at times heavy. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015
Sunday Wind northeasterly outflow 10 to 20 knots becoming southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwesterly inflow 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southwesterly inflow 15 to 25 knots.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport Bonilla Island
Ice Conditions

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Douglas Channel

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015

'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 Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 9 October 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 960 mb located off the Alaska

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Coast Mountains.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 976 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At midnight PDT tonight low 986 mb located west of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low 987 mb located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:14 PM PDT 9 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast. An intense area of low
pressure incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho has reached a
depth of 960 millibars off the Alaskan Panhandle and will continue to
move northward toward Alaska tonight. A second low centre near Haida
Gwaii will also track toward the Alaskan Panhandle this evening.

Storm force winds over most areas from Northern Vancouver Island
northwards will weaken slightly this evening then rise again Saturday
with the next and third low in the series. Seas which are currently
over 7 metres in some areas will continue to build up to 9 metres for
parts of the North Coast.

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