Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots except northeasterly outflow 35 near Portland Inlet. Wind diminishing to southeasterly 25 to 35 this morning except northeasterly outflow 30 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming south 30 near noon then diminishing to south 15 to 20 this evening.

Rain at times heavy changing to a few showers this morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 late this morning and to 2 to 3 late this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots backing to south 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014

'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 AM PST 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Outer Coast.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing trough located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching trough located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 20 December 2014 An fairly intense Pacific frontal system will move through the coast
this morning. Then a trough of low pressure will move through the
South Coast this evening. The next trough of low pressure will reach
the offshore waters Sunday afternoon.

Widespread storm force southeasterlies will prevail ahead of the
frontal system this morning from Northern Vancouver Island
northwards, with gales expected in the far south. Winds will shift to
strong to gale force southwesterly in its wake. Winds will back to
southerly ahead of the incoming trough this afternoon and will veer
to strong to gale force westerly behind it this evening. Strong to
gale force south or southwest winds will continue Sunday as the next
trough approaches the coast. High seas will reach up to 8 metres off
Vancouver Island and the central part of the coast this morning.

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