Dixon Entrance West


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016

Tonight and Saturday

Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 late overnight then backing to south 10 to 15 late Saturday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon.


Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 early Saturday morning.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 21 October 2016
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots veering to east 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots backing to northeast 15 to 25.
Tuesday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 21 October 2016 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located north
of Bowie.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday intensifying low 998 mb located over
southwestern Explorer.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 994 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PDT 21 October 2016 Strong southerly winds will ease tonight over most waters as a low
pressure centre moves northward and fills off the Alaska Panhandle.
Localized stronger winds up to gale force 35 knots will persist into
the overnight hours near the northern tip of Vancouver Island and off
the Central Coast as a weak disturbance moves through the coast.

A deepening low will move northward across Explorer Saturday night.
Winds will rise to gale force southeast over most waters off the west
coast of Vancouver Island late Saturday.

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