Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 31 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind south 20 to 25 knots veering to southwest 15 to 20 this afternoon then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 Wednesday afternoon then increasing to south 25 Wednesday evening.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2015

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

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

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the morning.
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 998 mb located 300 miles southwest of
the Alaska panhandle.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low 1012 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing trough located over the North
Coast.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:16 AM PDT 31 March 2015 Moderate to strong westerlies will prevail over the South Coast
today. Marginal westerly gales are expected this afternoon through
Juan de Fuca Strait. A weak trough of low pressure will move through
the North Coast today bringing strong southerlies ahead of it and
strong westerlies in behind. Westerly gales are expected over the far
north tonight as a low pressure centre heads towards the Alaska
Panhandle.

On Wednesday, winds will ease over most areas as a ridge of high
pressure builds along the coast. Strong to gale force southerlies
will develop over the northern offshore waters by Wednesday afternoon
as the next trough approaches.

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