Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this evening and to southeast 45 to 55 late overnight. Wind veering to southwest 45 to 55 Tuesday morning then diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 near noon Tuesday. Wind becoming south 30 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 metres building to 3 near midnight and to 4 to 6 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 early Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015
Wednesday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 20 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 27 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 27 April 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today deepening low 993 mb located southwest
of Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing low 981 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over central Explorer.
By noon PDT Tuesday departing cold front located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PDT 27 April 2015 A low will deepen rapidly as it quickly moves northward towards Haida
Gwaii tonight and eventually move up the Alaska Panhandle Tuesday.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will reach
storm force tonight over most of the central and northern waters as
the low approaches. Winds will shift rapidly to gale to storm force
westerly in its wake by Tuesday morning with local hurricane force
winds expected over parts of Explorer and Queen Charlotte Sound.
Winds will remain moderate to strong over the far south.

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