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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 29 November 2022

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots increasing to northeast 30 to 40 early this evening then diminishing to northeast 15 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Flurries this afternoon and this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Risk of freezing spray overnight and Wednesday.

Temperatures plus 2 falling to minus 3 this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 November 2022
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 overnight then subsiding to 1 to 2 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 29 November 2022
Thursday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning and to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northeast 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PST 29 November 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 10:30 AM PST 29 November 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PST today intensifying low 1007 mb located over
northeastern Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 984 mb located over northern Vancouver
Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today building ridge located over northern
BC interior.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 29 November 2022 A building ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will generate
gale to storm force outflow winds through the mainland inlets today
through Wednesday. Over northern coastal waters, a risk of freezing
spray will exist tonight through Wednesday as Arctic air pushes out
from the mainland inlets.

An intensifying low pressure system west of Queen Charlotte Sound
will track southeastwards towards Vancouver Island today and remain
near North Vancouver Island tonight and Wednesday while weakening.
Ahead of the low, gale to storm force easterlies will develop over
central waters and the South Coast today. In its wake, winds will
shift to gale to storm force northerlies this afternoon and persist
through Wednesday.

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