West Coast Haida Gwaii


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 09 October 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 55 to 65 knots diminishing to southerly 40 to 50 this morning and to southwest 30 to 40 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 near midnight then increasing to westerly 15 to 25 Saturday morning.

Periods of rain with a risk of thunderstorms.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 09 October 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 4 to 6 metres building to 6 to 8 this morning then subsiding to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 4 Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 09 October 2015
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

West Coast Haida Gwaii

Issued 05:50 AM PDT 09 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 AM PDT 9 October 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 968 mb located over
northwestern Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 960 mb located off the Alaska

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today intensifying cold front located off Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Coast Mountains.

At 11:00 a.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.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM 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 will deepen to
960 millibars today as it moves northward off Haida Gwaii. A second
low centre will track northeastward across Haida Gwaii this

Storm to hurricane force winds will prevail this morning over most
areas from Northern Vancouver Island northwards. This will lead to
very high seas reaching up to 9 metres for parts of the North Coast.
Winds will veer to gale to storm force southerly over most central
and northern waters as the second low approaches this afternoon.

A third low centre will bring gale force winds to the central part of
the coast Friday night and Saturday.

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