Dixon Entrance East

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 July 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late this afternoon and to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind diminishing to south 20 to 30 Saturday morning then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Saturday afternoon.

Chance of showers changing to rain late this evening and ending early Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 July 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 metre or less building to 1 to 2 late overnight and to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 July 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning.
Monday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind light becoming northwest 5 to 15 knots late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 July 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 28 July 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located off Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday departing low located over northern Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located over the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday cold front located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:26 AM PDT 28 July 2017 A ridge over Queen Charlotte Sound will shift southward over
Vancouver Island this afternoon as a low pressure system approaches
Bowie. The associated cold front will move onto the North Coast
Early Saturday and then stall and weaken across Northern Vancouver
Island in the afternoon. Meanwhile, the low pressure centre will
drift northward across Bowie.

West winds will approach gale force through Juan de Fuca Strait
Early this evening and again Saturday evening.

Farther north, southeast gales will spread from the offshore waters
onto northern and central waters tonight. In the wake of the
Front, strong to gale force southerlies will persist until the low
finally moves towards the panhandle Saturday night.

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