Dixon Entrance East


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 March 2015

Today Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind light becoming west 15 knots this afternoon then diminishing to light late this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight and to southeast 30 to 40 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Saturday afternoon then diminishing to south 25 Saturday evening.

A few showers ending this afternoon. Rain beginning late overnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2015
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 this evening then building to 3 Saturday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Saturday afternoon then subsiding to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 March 2015
Sunday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind south 15 to 25 knots becoming north 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to southerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 11:01 AM PDT 27 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 27 March 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Cape Scott.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Saturday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PDT 27 March 2015 A cold front near Cape Scott will move southeastward to the Lower
Mainland tonight. In its wake a ridge of high pressure will build
towards Haida Gwaii this afternoon and will move through the South
Coast Saturday afternoon. The next frontal system will reach the
offshore waters tonight and the North Coast on Saturday.

Strong southeast winds over central waters will shift to strong
northwest later today over most of the southern waters as the cold
front passes. Winds will ease near the ridge then rise to gale to
storm force southeast over most northern and central waters, in
advance of the next frontal system tonight and Saturday morning.

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