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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 November 2020

Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots veering to southwest 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming southwest 25 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Tuesday afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 25 Tuesday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 November 2020
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 late overnight and to 7 to 9 Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 23 November 2020
Wednesday Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming variable 10 to 20 in the morning then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to northwest 5 to 15 late in the day.
Friday Wind light increasing to northwest 20 to 30 knots.

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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

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM PST 23 November 2020

'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 4:00 PM PST 23 November 2020 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing warm front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Langara extending
southwestward.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Tuesday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 962 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 993 mb located over Langara.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:30 PM PST 23 November 2020 A warm front over Hecate Strait will move onto the North Coast this
evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies ahead of the front will
shift to gale to storm force westerly in its wake.

The trailing cold front will track southwards across Vancouver Island
on Tuesday. Ahead of the front, gale force southeasterlies will
develop over South Coast waters Tuesday morning and shift to strong
to gale force westerly in its wake.

The associated low over the Gulf of Alaska will track southwards
across Haida Gwaii Tuesday evening. Storm force westerlies in its
wake will generate seas 10 to 13 metres over Bowie this evening then
spread to west coast Haida Gwaii and Dixon Entrance West overnight.
Seas will build to 8 to 10 metres over central waters on Tuesday and
to 6 to 8 metres over west coast Vancouver Island on Wednesday.

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