Explorer - northwestern half


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015

Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to southerly 45 to 55 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 Friday morning.

Periods of rain with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 near midnight and to 7 to 9 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 Friday afternoon then building to 7 to 9 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015
Saturday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots increasing to southwest 40 to 50.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Explorer - northwestern half

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 8 October 2015 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By midnight PDT tonight weakening frontal system located on a line
east-west over Hecate Strait.

At 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 980 mb located west of
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday low 966 mb located over western Bowie.

At 2:00 a.m. PDT Friday intensifying cold front located west
of Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PDT 8 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast, with the most intense
storm forecast for tonight and Friday.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies are occurring in a swath from
Vancouver Island northward. These winds will strengthen tonight to
storm to hurricane force as a second frontal system with a deep 970
millibar low incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho moves
northward through Bowie tonight.

Waves will also be high with this series of storm systems, building
up to 10 metres for areas of the North Coast.

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