Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016

Today Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots except northeasterly outflow 30 near Portland Inlet today. Wind increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this evening except northeasterly outflow 30 near Portland Inlet. Wind diminishing to southeast 20 Friday morning except northeasterly outflow 30 near Portland Inlet Friday morning. Wind becoming south 20 near noon Friday.

Rain beginning this evening changing to a few showers near noon Friday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Monday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 04:00 AM PST 11 February 2016

'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 4:00 AM PST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 978 mb located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie extending
southeastward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over the Mainland
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:52 AM PST 11 February 2016 Widespread southeasterly gales will develop across the outer waters
this morning as a deepening low and associated frontal system
approach from the southwest. Gale to storm force southeast winds
Will spread to the North and Central Coasts and west coast of
Vancouver Island by this afternoon. Winds will ease and shift to
southwesterly by Friday morning as the frontal system moves inland.

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