Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 October 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southwesterly 10 to 15 this afternoon then increasing to southwesterly 15 to 25 this evening. Wind diminishing to light Saturday afternoon then becoming southeast 10 to 15 Saturday evening.

Rain changing to showers early this afternoon and ending near noon Saturday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 this morning and to 3 to 4 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2018
Sunday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to south 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind south 30 to 40 knots diminishing to south 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 October 2018

'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 PDT 19 October 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 970 mb located 300 miles west of the
Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line north-south
over Langara.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating cold front located on a line
north-south over Cape Scott.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Saturday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PDT 19 October 2018 An intense low pressure system will move northward towards Alaska
today while the associated cold front moves onto the North Coast.
The cold front will weaken as pushes southward later this afternoon
and this evening eventually dissipating near Cape Scott overnight.
On Saturday, a ridge of high pressure will build over queen
Charlotte sound.

Gale force southeasterlies will prevail over most northern and
central waters today ahead of the cold front. Winds will shift to
moderate to strong west or southwest behind it, with gale force
southwesterlies forecast over the northern offshore waters.

On Saturday, strong to gale force southerlies will persist over the
northern offshore waters. Light to moderate winds will prevail
elsewhere under the ridge.

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