Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014

Today Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 this morning then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Friday morning.

Rain changing to a few showers this evening with risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014
Today Tonight and Friday Seas 3 metres building to 5 early this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2014
Saturday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southwesterly 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 late in the day.

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STORM WARNING in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 07:55 AM PST 18 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 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 8:12 AM PST 18 December 2014 An intense frontal system is moving across the BC coast today. Ahead
of the front, storm to hurricane force southeasterlies over northern
and central waters will shift to strong southerlies in its wake.
Strong southeasterlies over the inner South Coast waters will rise to
gale force this afternoon. Very high seas will build, reaching up to
9 metres over northern and central waters.

On Friday a trough of low pressure will track across northern waters.
Ahead of the trough, gale force southeasterlies will develop over the
offshore waters tonight and spread to the North Coast Friday morning.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterly behind the
trough.

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