Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots except northeast 30 to 40 near Portland Inlet.

Chance of showers overnight and Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres except 2 to 3 near Portland Inlet.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 2017
Monday Wind northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 knots diminishing to easterly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind northeasterly outflow 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to south 30.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 January 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 4:00 AM PST 21 January 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 980 mb located 300 miles west of Astoria.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 984 mb located 240 miles
southwest of Cape St. James.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching low 972 mb located 300 miles
west of Astoria.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 21 January 2017 A weak area of low pressure centred to the southwest of the Explorer
region will drift northwestward towards Bowie during the day today
then dissipate tonight. A deeper and more intense low will take its
place south of Explorer on Sunday. Meanwhile, an Arctic ridge of
High pressure will lie over the Northern BC Interior.

Moderate to strong east or northeast winds will tend to veer to
southeast over most areas today as the leading low shifts
northwestward with marginal gale force southeasterlies possible
Over some of the southern and central waters today. Widespread gales
will develop off the west coast of Vancouver Island on Sunday ahead
of the next low. Strong to gale force northeast outflow winds will
develop through the mainland inlets as the ridge builds.

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