Dixon Entrance West

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 15 to 20 this afternoon then diminishing to light this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 Tuesday morning and to southeast 30 to 40 Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2017

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 this evening then building to 3 Tuesday evening.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning then subsiding to 2 this evening. Seas building to 3 Tuesday morning and to 5 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50.
Friday Wind southeast 45 to 55 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 04:00 AM PST 23 January 2017

'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 4:00 AM PST 23 January 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening ridge located over northern
BC interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening low 988 mb located south of
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low 1000 mb located off Oregon
Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 11:00 p.m. PST Tuesday approaching frontal system located over
western Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PST 23 January 2017 Strong to gale force easterlies off the west coast of Vancouver
Island will quickly ease this morning as a low off the Oregon coast
weakens and moves off to the south.

A ridge of high pressure will reach the northern offshore waters
This afternoon and will settle over Vancouver Island on Tuesday,
bringing mostly light to moderate winds over the coast except for
local strong northwesterlies off the west coast of Vancouver
Island tonight.

A frontal system will be approaching the northern offshore waters
tonight and Tuesday, leading to strong to gale force southeasterlies
developing over the far north.

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