Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this morning then diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 late this afternoon. Wind becoming southeast 25 to 35 after midnight.

Periods of rain today and overnight and Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016
Friday Wind southwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40.
Sunday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PST 10 February 2016

'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 10 February 2016 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 980 mb located west of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low 980 mb located west of Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 995 mb located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:30 AM PST 10 February 2016 A low tracking northwards will stay west of the offshore today but
its associated front will swing through most northern and central
waters. Southeast gales will develop ahead of the front. The front
will move inland this afternoon but will be quickly followed by a
series of weaker systems. These systems will maintain southerly gales
for
Parts of the northern waters this afternoon and tonight.

Widespread southeast gales will redevelop Thursday as another front
swings through most outer waters.

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