Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 April 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 early Thursday morning and to light Thursday evening.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 2 this evening and to 1 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 April 2017
Friday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Sunday Wind southwest 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 April 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 10:30 AM PDT 26 April 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 992 mb located over northern Haida
Gwaii.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today departing low 997 mb located off the Alaska
panhandle.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday building ridge located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:27 AM PDT 26 April 2017 A 992 millibar low over Northern Haida Gwaii this morning will move
slowly northward to lie off the Alaska Panhandle this afternoon.

As the low crosses Dixon Entrance today, gale force south or
southeast winds will affect Hecate Strait and parts of Dixon
Entrance. A large area of gale force westerlies will follow the low
off the west coast of Haida Gwaii. Winds will ease below gale
Force this evening as the low continues to weaken and pull
Northward.

On Thursday, a ridge of high pressure will build over the offshore
waters and will cause winds to veer to moderate to strong northwest
over the South Coast while winds remain mostly light to moderate
elsewhere.

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