Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 08 October 2015

Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots except southeast 40 over southern sections. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late overnight except northeast 35 over northwestern sections. Wind becoming southwest 30 to 40 Friday morning except northwest 40 to 50 over northwestern sections.

Periods of rain with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015

Bowie - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres except 3 to 4 over southeastern sections. Seas building to 5 to 7 late overnight except 7 to 9 over northeastern sections Friday morning.

Bowie - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres except 3 to 4 over southeastern sections. Seas building to 7 to 9 late overnight then subsiding to 5 to 7 Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015
Saturday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots backing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southwest 35 to 45.
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect


Issued 9:30 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 9:30 PM PDT 8 October 2015 Tonight and Friday At 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 976 mb located 120 miles
west of Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Friday low 966 mb located over northwestern Bowie.

At 2:00 a.m. PDT Friday intensifying cold front located off
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located from the North Coast
to Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching low 986 mb located over
northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 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. The most intense storm
is forecast for tonight and Friday. An area of low pressure
incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho will deepen to below 970
millibars Friday morning as it moves northward off Haida Gwaii.

With the approaching low, strong to gale force southeasterlies will
strengthen tonight and Friday morning to storm to hurricane force
over most areas from Northern Vancouver Island northwards. This will
lead to very high seas reaching up to 10 metres for parts of the
North Coast. Winds will ease Friday afternoon as the low departs but
will remain gale to storm force southerly over most central waters as
the next low approaches Queen Charlotte Sound Friday night.

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