Dixon Entrance East


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2016

Today Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 early this afternoon then becoming southeast 40 to 50 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 25 late this evening and to westerly 5 to 15 late overnight.

Periods of rain changing to rain at times heavy early this afternoon and ending late this evening. Chance of showers beginning Monday morning.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2016
Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 this morning then building to 5 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2016
Tuesday Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots backing to southeast 10 to 20 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.
Thursday Wind light.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 25 September 2016

'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 4:00 AM PDT 25 September 2016 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 1013 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 2:00 p.m. PDT today low 1004 mb located over Bowie.
By 7:00 p.m. PDT Monday low 1000 mb located over the southern
Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 AM PDT 25 September 2016 A low pressure system over Haida Gwaii will move onto the Alaska
Panhandle today. A second low will cross Bowie this afternoon and is
forecast to pass to the northwest of Haida Gwaii tonight.

Gale force southeasterlies over most central and northern waters will
ease this morning as the first low moves off. However, as the second
low approaches, gale to storm force south or southeast winds will
redevelop. The cold front associated with the second low will move
down the coast to lie over Vancouver Island late Monday. Winds will
shift to moderate to strong northwesterlies once the cold front

Meanwhile, in the far south, winds will remain light to moderate
under a ridge of high pressure.

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