Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 knots diminishing to light early this morning then increasing to southeast 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 30 near midnight then becoming east 25 to 35 late overnight. Wind increasing to east 45 to 55 Saturday morning then diminishing to east 30 to 40 near noon Saturday. Wind diminishing to east 25 Saturday afternoon then backing to north 25 Saturday evening.

Rain beginning after midnight changing to chance of showers Saturday afternoon and evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 2 metres building to 4 Saturday morning then subsiding to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2017
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 in the morning and to light late in the day.
Monday Wind light becoming southeast 5 to 15 knots late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 28 April 2017

'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 PDT 28 April 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight intensifying low 1002 mb located west
of Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Saturday low 990 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 AM PDT 28 April 2017 A building ridge of high pressure offshore is causing strong
northwesterlies over the inner South Coast and the southern sections
of west coast Vancouver Island. Winds will ease this morning as
The ridge moves closer to Vancouver Island.

A developing low will approach Bowie overnight then track across
Bowie Saturday morning to reach Haida Gwaii in the afternoon. Winds
will increase to gale to storm force southeast over the north and
central waters ahead of the low.

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