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Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 15 October 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 20 to 30 near midnight then backing to easterly 20 to 30 early Wednesday afternoon. Wind veering to southerly 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.

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Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 late this afternoon then subsiding to 3 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 2 Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 15 October 2019
Thursday Wind southwesterly 25 to 35 knots increasing to southwesterly 40 to 50 in the morning then diminishing to southwesterly 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 15 October 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 9:30 PM PDT 15 October 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located over Explorer.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing frontal system located on
a line north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday low located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low located west of Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:12 PM PDT 15 October 2019 A frontal system stretching over Vancouver Island will remain
stationary tonight. Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will
prevail the inner South Coast waters tonight.

A trough near Haida Gwaii will depart the area this evening. The
trough will generate strong to gale force southerly
Winds to most northern waters this evening.

Another front will cross the offshore waters this evening and
approach the northern and central mainland coasts overnight then move
through the South Coast on Wednesday. Gale force southeast winds will
be generated by the front.

On Wednesday, another frontal system will cross into central and
northern waters bringing southerly gales.

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