Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2019

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 to 35 knots except northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming easterly 25 early this evening except northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming east 25 to 35 near midnight except northeasterly outflow 35 to 45 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming east 35 to 45 early Saturday morning except northeasterly outflow 45 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming south 35 to 45 near noon Saturday.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2019
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this afternoon and to 3 to 4 Saturday morning. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 January 2019
Sunday Wind southwesterly 15 to 25 knots becoming southwesterly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southwesterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 40 to 50 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 20 late in the day.

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Map of Pacific - North Coast marine weather areas Middle Nomad - 46004 South Nomad - 46036 Dixon Entrance Central - 46145 South Moresby - 46147 Nanakwa Shoal - 46181 North Hecate Strait - 46183 North Nomad - 46184 South Hecate Strait - 46185 West Sea Otter - 46204 West Dixon Entrance - 46205 East Dellwood - 46207 West Moresby - 46208 Sartine Island Cape St.James Kindakun Rocks Langara Island Masset Municipal Airport Rose Spit Sandspit Airport Bella Bella Airport Bella Coola Airport Bonilla Island Cathedral Point Cumshewa Island Grey Islet Holland Rock Lucy Islands Lightstation Prince Rupert Airport
Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 January 2019

'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 PST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over the southern
Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying frontal system located over
Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located west of Vancouver
Island.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 966 mb located 180 miles southwest
of Cape Scott.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 986 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:48 AM PST 18 January 2019 A low over Haida Gwaii will move northward towards the Alaska
Panhandle today. Gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies in its wake.

An intense low pressure system will approach Explorer this
Afternoon and move towards Haida Gwaii tonight. The low will then
move to lie over Dixon Entrance this afternoon while weakening.
Storm to hurricane force southeasterlies will develop off Vancouver
Island and over the central waters ahead of the system late today.
This will be followed by storm to hurricane force southwesterlies
tonight and Saturday morning behind the low. Winds will ease to gale
to storm force southwesterlies over the northern and central waters
Saturday afternoon and to strong to gale force southwest Saturday
evening as the low dissipates over the Alaska Panhandle.

In addition southeast gales are expected to develop this afternoon
over the inner South Coast. Winds will ease to strong south or
southwesterlies early Saturday.

Seas will build quickly over Explorer, Northwestern Vancouver island
and the central waters to more than 10 metres tonight as the low
approaches.

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