Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara: Synopsis
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 22 May 2013 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located west of the
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over BC interior.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT Thursday trough located on a line north-south
over eastern Queen Charlotte Sound.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:54 AM PDT 22 May 2013 A strong ridge of high pressure remains over the offshore waters
while a trough of low pressure remains over the province this
morning. Both the offshore ridge and the interior trough will
Weaken today, thus decreasing the gradient between these two
Widespread gale force northwest winds will continue this morning off
the outer coast including parts of Hecate Strait and Queen Charlotte
Sound. Winds will gradually ease today with some local gales
persisting over the central offshore waters and near Southern Haida
Gwaii. Meanwhile, winds will remain mostly light to moderate over the
inner South Coast today.
The trough will push westward onto the coast slightly today bringing
some moderate southeast winds to central and south coastal areas.
Forecasts will be difficult to get exact as winds will be shifting
frequently. This trough will become more established along the coast
on Thursday setting itself up on a north-south line from Northern
Central Coast region to Southeastern Explorer thus bringing some
strong southeasterlies to the Central Coast, and Western Vancouver
Winds over the inner South Coast could also rise to strong southeast
with this feature developing.
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