Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015

Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 early this evening and to southwest 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight then building to 3 to 4 near noon Tuesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind south 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 2015

'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 PM PDT 30 March 2015 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening low 995 mb located near the
Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over Washington State.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Tuesday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 30 March 2015 A low pressure system over the Alaska Panhandle will bring strong to
gale force southerly winds over the northern and central waters this
evening.

A cold front over North Vancouver Island this afternoon will reach
Washington state overnight. Strong to gale force southeast winds
ahead of the front will shift to strong northwesterly in the wake of
the front. Strong to gale force westerly winds will develop tonight
through Juan de Fuca Strait.

A trough of low pressure will approach the offshore waters Tuesday
morning. Behind the trough, strong to gale force westerly winds will
develop over the northern offshore waters.

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