Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2014

Today Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 early Thursday morning then diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon.

A few showers changing to rain late overnight.

Waves

Issued 07:30 AM PST 17 December 2014

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near midnight and to 5 Thursday morning.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 after midnight and to 6 to 8 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 07:32 AM PST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots veering to westerly 20 to 30.

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STORM WARNING in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2014

'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 PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 17 December 2014 A trough of low pressure over Bowie this morning will move to lie
over Hecate Strait this afternoon. Then an approaching Pacific
Front will move into the offshore waters tonight and will lie more or
less along the outer coast by late Thursday afternoon.

Winds will rise to strong to gale force southeast ahead of the
incoming trough over most northern and central waters today. Winds
over central and northern waters will increase further to storm force
tonight as the Pacific front approaches. Winds will rise to strong to
gale force southeast over southern sections on Thursday. In addition,
outflow winds will rise to gale force near Portland Inlet later
today.

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