Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 August 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind south 25 knots backing to southeast 30 late this afternoon then diminishing to southwesterly 10 to 20 after midnight. Wind increasing to south 20 to 30 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain. Fog patches dissipating Tuesday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2017
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this evening then subsiding to 2 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2017
Wednesday Wind southeast 30 knots diminishing to southeast 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming south 10 to 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to southeast 15 late in the day.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 August 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over central Vancouver Island.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over northern Vancouver Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday cold front located over western Haida
Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low 996 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT Tuesday low 998 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:10 AM PDT 21 August 2017 A frontal system will approach the northern waters today and the
associated cold front will reach Haida Gwaii tonight. Moderate to
strong southwesterlies over most northern and central waters will
back to strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of this system.
Winds will shift to moderate to strong westerlies behind the cold
front on Tuesday.

An approaching low over the Gulf of Alaska will bring strong to gale
force southerlies to Bowie late Tuesday.

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