Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeasterly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 30 to 40 near noon then diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 near midnight then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 Tuesday afternoon.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 30 March 2015
Wednesday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 in the afternoon then increasing to south 15 to 25 late in the day.
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 10:30 AM 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 10:30 AM PDT 30 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 994 mb located over Haida Gwaii.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 996 mb located near the Alaska panhandle.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:08 AM PDT 30 March 2015 A low pressure system over Haida Gwaii this morning will track
northward to the Alaska Panhandle this afternoon. Ahead of the low
gale force southerly winds will continue through the day over most
northern waters. Winds will shift to gale to storm force westerlies
in the wake of low.

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

Meanwhile, strong to gale force westerly winds will prevail through
Juan de Fuca Strait tonight and Tuesday.

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