Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014

Today Tonight and Sunday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southerly 25 to 35 early this morning and to southwest 15 to 25 late this afternoon.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this morning and to 2 to 3 this evening.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 6 metres subsiding to 5 early this morning and to 4 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 December 2014
Monday Wind southwest 25 knots diminishing to southwest 15 in the morning then increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 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 20 December 2014 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Outer Coast.
By 10:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing trough located over the Lower
Mainland.

At 1:00 p.m. PST Sunday approaching trough located over the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PST 20 December 2014 An fairly intense Pacific frontal system will move through the coast
this morning. Then a trough of low pressure will move through the
South Coast this evening. The next trough of low pressure will reach
the offshore waters Sunday afternoon.

Widespread storm force southeasterlies will prevail ahead of the
frontal system this morning from Northern Vancouver Island
northwards, with gales expected in the far south. Winds will shift to
strong to gale force southwesterly in its wake. Winds will back to
southerly ahead of the incoming trough this afternoon and will veer
to strong to gale force westerly behind it this evening. Strong to
gale force south or southwest winds will continue Sunday as the next
trough approaches the coast. High seas will reach up to 8 metres off
Vancouver Island and the central part of the coast this morning.

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