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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 50 to 60 knots diminishing to west 30 to 40 this evening then increasing to west 40 to 50 late overnight. Wind becoming west 35 to 45 early Thursday afternoon.

Rain ending Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 5 to 7 near midnight and to 7 to 9 early Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 5 to 7 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2021
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots increasing to south 15 to 25.
Sunday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 7:17 PM PST 24 February 2021

'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 PM PST 24 February 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 979 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located over the southern
Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Haida Gwaii.
By midnight PST tonight departing frontal system located over the
Mainland Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:05 PM PST 24 February 2021 A deep area of low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska will reach the
Southern Alaskan Panhandle by early Thursday morning, then move
inland. A frontal system associated with this strong low, is crossing
northern and central waters this evening.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue ahead of this
strong system and rapidly switch to gale to storm force westerlies in
its wake.

Once the strong and persistent west to northwesterly flow is
established, significant wave heights of 10 to 14 metres are expected
to develop over northern offshore waters tonight, then spread towards
Haida Gwaii by Thursday morning. Waves will ease somewhat through the
day on Thursday.

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