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Dixon Entrance West


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 September 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 knots backing to southerly 15 this afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening and to southeast 45 to 55 late overnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 35 to 45 Sunday morning and to southwest 25 to 35 Sunday evening.

Showers ending this afternoon with a risk of thunderstorms. Rain overnight and Sunday.


Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2020

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 overnight and to 3 to 4 Sunday morning. Seas building to 3 to 5 Sunday evening.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 3 this morning then building to 3 to 5 after midnight. Seas building to 5 to 7 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 September 2020
Monday Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots becoming east 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind east 20 to 30 knots veering to south 20 to 30.
Wednesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 15 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 September 2020

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 September 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located on a line north-south over
Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today intensifying frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 26 September 2020 An intense Pacific frontal system will approach the offshore waters
from the west this evening and reach the North Coast Sunday
afternoon. Southeast gale to storm force winds will develop ahead of
this system over the northern waters tonight and over the central
waters Sunday. In the wake of the system, winds will shift to strong
to gale force southwesterlies except storm force over Northern Bowie.

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