Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind south 20 to 30 knots becoming south 25 to 35 early this evening then diminishing to southeast 15 to 25 late Saturday morning. Wind backing to northeast 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Showers ending late Saturday morning. Rain beginning Saturday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early Saturday morning then subsiding to 2 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 November 2017
Sunday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 in the afternoon then diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to south 30 to 40 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 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 PM PST 24 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary frontal system located
over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low located north of Bowie.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located west of Bowie.
By 7:00 a.m. PST Saturday departing trough located over northern
Bowie.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Sunday low located over northwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 24 November 2017 A frontal system is stalling across Central Vancouver Island this
afternoon. Ahead of the front, southeasterly strong to gale force
winds are occurring. In the wake of the front, strong southwest winds
can be expected.

Meanwhile a trough crossing Bowie is spreading gale force
southwesterlies over that region tonight.

Another low tracking northward will move over Northwestern Explorer
late Saturday evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will
develop ahead of this low over southern and central waters Saturday
night.

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