Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots except southeast 50 over eastern sections. Wind becoming southwest 50 to 60 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 late this morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 this evening and to southwest 20 near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 Wednesday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2015

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday morning and to 2 Wednesday afternoon.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 4 early this afternoon and to 3 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2015
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon then increasing to south 20 to 30 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 28 April 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 978 mb located off Langara.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 978 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located from Prince Rupert
to Tofino.
By noon PDT today departing cold front located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing ridge located over the
Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 AM PDT 28 April 2015 An intense 978 millibar low just off Langara this morning will move
rapidly up the Alaska Panhandle today. A cold front extending
southward from the low centre will sweep through the coast this
morning.
Storm to hurricane force southeasterlies ahead of the low will shift
rapidly to gale to storm force southwest in its wake this morning
with local hurricane force winds over parts Queen Charlotte Sound.
Winds will remain mostly moderate to strong over the far south with
local southeast gales expected over Georgia Strait this morning.

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