West Coast Haida Gwaii
Issued 07:55 AM PST 18 December 2014
Today Tonight and Friday
Hurricane force wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 50 to 65 knots diminishing to southwesterly 15 to 25 early this afternoon then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 after midnight. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 near noon Friday then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Friday evening.
Rain changing to a few showers this evening with risk of thunderstorms.
There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
West Coast Haida GwaiiIssued 07:55 AM PST 18 December 2014
'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 8:12 AM PST 18 December 2014 An intense frontal system is moving across the BC coast today. Ahead
of the front, storm to hurricane force southeasterlies over northern
and central waters will shift to strong southerlies in its wake.
Strong southeasterlies over the inner South Coast waters will rise to
gale force this afternoon. Very high seas will build, reaching up to
9 metres over northern and central waters.
On Friday a trough of low pressure will track across northern waters.
Ahead of the trough, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore waters tonight and spread to the North Coast Friday morning.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterly behind the
Pacific - North Coast Area
- Bowie - northern half
- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Dixon Entrance East
- Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara
- Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara
- Douglas Channel
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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