Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2017

Today Tonight and Monday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind south 10 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 30 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 early this evening. Wind backing to southeast 25 late overnight then increasing to southeast 40 to 50 Monday morning. Wind veering to south 55 Monday afternoon then diminishing to west 25 Monday evening.

A few showers. Risk of thunderstorms this morning changing to rain near midnight then to rain at times heavy overnight. Rain ending Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2017
Today Tonight and Monday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2017
Tuesday Wind light increasing to easterly 15 to 25 knots in the morning then backing to northerly 25 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northerly 15 late in the day.
Thursday Wind light increasing to south 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 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 22 October 2017 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening low 984 mb located north of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating low 1002 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday deepening low 996 mb located southwest
of Bowie.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Monday low 990 mb located over the Alaska
panhandle.

At 11:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located over the South Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PDT 22 October 2017 A low pressure centre north of Bowie is spreading strong to gale
force southwesterlies off the outer coast, with local storm force
southwesterlies over the offshore waters this morning. Winds will
ease to moderate to strong southwesterly this afternoon as the low
weakens over the Alaska Panhandle and a ridge of high pressure
Builds over the South Coast.

A deepening low will approach Bowie from the southwest tonight to
reach the Alaska Panhandle as a 990 millibar low Monday afternoon.
Ahead of the low, winds will rise to southerly gales offshore
overnight, and to storm force southerlies Monday morning over the
northern and central waters. Winds will shift to gale force
westerlies in the wake of the low then ease to strong Monday
Evening. The associated front will remain over the central
Waters Monday night with southerly gales persisting.

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