Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 December 2014

Today Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southwest 15 early Monday morning then backing to southeast 20 Monday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Monday evening.

A few showers ending near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 2 metres.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Monday Seas 3 to 4 metres.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 21 December 2014
Tuesday Wind southwest 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 25.
Thursday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 10:30 AM PST 21 December 2014

'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 10:30 AM PST 21 December 2014 Today Tonight and Monday At 1:00 p.m. PST today trough located over the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight trough located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Monday ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Monday ridge located over BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Monday deepening low located off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 21 December 2014 A trough of low pressure will reach the offshore waters on this
afternoon and approach Haida Gwaii late this evening. Moderate to
strong southwest winds will rise to strong to gale force southwest
this afternoon ahead of the trough.

A ridge of high pressure will bring light winds to southern waters on
Monday, while an approaching low will give gale to storm force winds
to the offshore waters.

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