Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 22 January 2017

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots except northeasterly outflow 30 to 35 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming easterly 10 to 20 late overnight except northeasterly outflow 25 near the mainland inlets overnight and Monday morning. Wind becoming west 10 to 20 early Monday evening.

A few showers beginning early Monday evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2017
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening then subsiding to 1 to 2 near noon Monday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 January 2017
Tuesday Wind northeasterly outflow 15 to 25 knots veering to southeast 25 in the afternoon then increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 9:30 PM PST 22 January 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 9:30 PM PST 22 January 2017 Tonight and Monday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 974 mb located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday departing low 1000 mb located off Oregon
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday approaching ridge located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:30 PM PST 22 January 2017 An intense area of low pressure centred just off the southwestern
corner of Explorer this evening is producing gale force southeast
winds off the west coast of Vancouver Island and over Explorer
This evening. Winds will gradually ease tonight as the low fills
And moves southward towards the California coast on Monday.
Meanwhile an Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain stationary
over the Northern BC Interior and will weaken through tonight
And Monday. Strong to gale force northerly outflow winds through
The Northern Mainland inlets will gradually ease.

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