Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots except northeast 35 to 40 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 early this morning except northeast 25 to 35 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming southerly 5 to 15 near noon except northeast 20 to 30 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming south 15 this evening then veering to west 5 to 15 late overnight. Wind increasing to south 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon and to south 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers overnight and ending Thursday morning. A few showers beginning Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 this evening then building to 2 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots becoming westerly 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 November 2017

'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 AM PST 22 November 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Vancouver Island then to Explorer.
By 8:00 a.m. PST today dissipating frontal system located over
the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located southwest of Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
the Central Coast to Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 AM PST 22 November 2017 A frontal system extending from Hecate Strait to the northern
Tip of Vancouver Island will move east into the Central Coast before
dissipating this morning. A second front will move up from southwest
of Explorer to lie over Queen Charlotte Sound this afternoon. Gale
To marginal storm force winds will ease by this evening.

A ridge of high pressure anchored over BC Interior combined with
incoming frontal systems will continue to produce easterly gale force
winds through the mainland inlets. Those gale force outlow winds
Will ease through today as the gradient weakens.

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