Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 25 this afternoon and to easterly 25 to 35 this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 15 late overnight and to light Sunday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near noon Sunday.

Periods of rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2016
Today Tonight and Sunday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon then subsiding to 1 to 2 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2016
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 20.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 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 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 1003 mb located over southern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday departing low 1012 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday approaching low 1004 mb located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 24 September 2016 A ridge of high pressure will remain quasi-stationary over Vancouver
Island. Meanwhile, a low pressure system will move through the North
Coast tonight. Another low will reach Bowie Sunday afternoon and
should follow a similar trajectory through the North Coast Sunday
night.

Gale to storm force southeast winds will develop over most central
and northern waters today in advance of the leading low. Winds will
shift to strong to gale force southwest tonight as the low centre
reaches the Southern Alaska Panhandle. After a brief lull Sunday
morning, gale force south and southeast winds will redevelop again
Sunday afternoon over most central and northern waters as the next
low approaches. Winds will remain light to moderate over the far
south thanks to the ridge overhead.

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