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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 30 to 40 this morning then diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 this evening. Wind increasing to west 35 to 45 near midnight then diminishing to west 25 to 35 overnight. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Thursday morning.

Rain changing to showers or flurries overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 this morning and to 3 to 4 late this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 2022
Friday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning.
Saturday Wind northerly 15 to 25 knots becoming north 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind north 15 to 25 knots diminishing to north 10 to 15.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PST 07 December 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 AM PST 7 December 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located from Hecate Strait
to Explorer.

At 1:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie extending
southeastward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing trough from low located near
Prince Rupert.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located west of the Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:02 AM PST 7 December 2022 A cold front over Bowie will sweep across northern and central waters
today and reach southern waters this evening.

Ahead of the front gale force southerly winds will affect the
majority of outer coastal waters, with gale to storm force winds
forecast from Haida Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island.
For waters of the inner South Coast, strong to gale force
southeasterlies will develop this afternoon and persist into the
overnight period.

In the wake of the front, the low associated with the frontal system
will move from Bowie to Prince Rupert tonight, and spread gale to
storm force northwesterly winds across most of the northern and
central waters.

On Thursday, another low located over the Gulf of Alaska will
approach the Alaskan Panhandle, and maintain marginal gale to gale
force westerlies over Bowie.

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