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Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2019

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to westerly 25 to 35 early this morning and to westerly 15 to 25 early this afternoon. Wind becoming westerly 15 near midnight then diminishing to light Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southerly 15 to 25 near noon Thursday and to southerly 25 to 35 Thursday evening.

Showers beginning near noon Thursday.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2019
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this afternoon and to 1 to 2 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 or less near midnight then building to 2 to 3 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2019
Friday Wind southwesterly 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind west 20 to 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 August 2019

'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 PDT 21 August 2019 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located over northern Haida Gwaii.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT today departing low 996 mb located near Prince
Rupert.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today building ridge located west of the offshore
waters.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located over the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PDT 21 August 2019 The centre of a low pressure system will move eastward from Masset to
Prince Rupert early this morning and continue into the Northern
British Columbia interior today. The associated cold front will
Progress across the South Coast this morning.

Gale to storm force northwest or west winds in behind the low will
affect northern and central waters this morning. The trend in wind
strength will continue decreasing this afternoon as the low moves
further inland.

Over the South Coast, strong to gale force southeast winds ahead of
the front will shift to strong northwest winds later today in its
wake.

A ridge of high pressure will build this afternoon. Moderate to
strong northwest winds are expected for all marine regions except
gale force winds along parts of the west coast of Vancouver Island.

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