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Dixon Entrance West

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2022

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 35 late overnight and to southeast 35 to 45 early Wednesday morning. Wind veering to southwest 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Drizzle beginning this evening changing to rain near midnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2022

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 metre building to 2 to 3 late overnight.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 early Wednesday morning and to 3 to 4 near noon Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 January 2022
Thursday Wind west 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35.
Saturday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 January 2022

'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 18 January 2022 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over Vancouver
Island.

At 9:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from Hecate
Strait to the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching trough located west of
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 PM PST 18 January 2022 A frontal system will move across the northern waters tonight. Gale
force southeasterlies will begin over Northern Bowie near midnight
and spread to northern and central waters before morning. As it
approaches the mainland coast, storm force southeasterlies will
develop across Northern Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance East late
Wednesday morning.

A trough rapidly following this frontal system Wednesday
Afternoon will maintain southeast gale force winds from Hecate Strait
to Queen Charlotte Strait and increase winds to storm force from
Southern Hecate Strait to the headlands of Vancouver Island Wednesday
afternoon.

Winds will veer to gale force westerly Wednesday night in the wake of
the trough.

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