Hecate Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015

Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 45 to 55 knots diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 early this evening and to southwest 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind becoming easterly 15 to 25 early Saturday morning except northeast 15 over northern sections. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon.

Periods of rain. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015

Hecate Strait - northern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening and to 2 to 3 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Saturday afternoon.

Hecate Strait - southern half

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 7 to 9 metres subsiding to 5 to 7 early this evening and to 3 to 5 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 09 October 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Hecate Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 09 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 9 October 2015 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 960 mb located off the Alaska

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Coast Mountains.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 976 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At midnight PDT tonight low 986 mb located west of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low 987 mb located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:14 PM PDT 9 October 2015 Stormy conditions will prevail over the next few days as a series of
lows and frontal systems affect the BC coast. An intense area of low
pressure incorporating the remnants of hurricane oho has reached a
depth of 960 millibars off the Alaskan Panhandle and will continue to
move northward toward Alaska tonight. A second low centre near Haida
Gwaii will also track toward the Alaskan Panhandle this evening.

Storm force winds over most areas from Northern Vancouver Island
northwards will weaken slightly this evening then rise again Saturday
with the next and third low in the series. Seas which are currently
over 7 metres in some areas will continue to build up to 9 metres for
parts of the North Coast.

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