Dixon Entrance West


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 08 October 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 this afternoon then increasing to southeasterly 35 near midnight. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late overnight and to southeast 55 to 65 early Friday morning. Wind diminishing to southerly 35 to 45 near noon Friday then veering to southwest 25 to 35 Friday afternoon.

Rain at times heavy. Risk of thunderstorms Friday.


Issued 11:35 AM PDT 08 October 2015

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Friday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this afternoon and 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 AM 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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Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 10:30 AM 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 10:30 AM PDT 8 October 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

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 5:00 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 10:32 AM 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 Friday.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies are occurring in a swath from
Vancouver Island northward this morning with a frontal system
approaching the coast.

After a brief lull later this afternoon, a deep 970 millibar low
incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho will move northward
through Bowie on Friday morning. Widespread storm to hurricane force
southerlies can be expected from Northern Vancouver Island northward.

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