Dixon Entrance West


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015

Tonight and Friday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeasterly 35 near midnight and to southeast 40 to 50 late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 55 to 65 early Friday morning then diminishing to southerly 35 to 45 near noon Friday. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 Friday afternoon.

Rain at times heavy. Risk of thunderstorms Friday.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 early Friday morning.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 near midnight and to 7 to 10 early Friday morning. Seas subsiding to 6 to 8 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015
Saturday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.

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Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 08 October 2015

'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 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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