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Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 August 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots increasing to northwest 40 to 50 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 30 to 40 early Wednesday morning. Wind diminishing to westerly 20 to 30 near noon Wednesday and to westerly 10 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Rain ending early this evening.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 August 2019
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early Wednesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 August 2019
Thursday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind south 20 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind west 20 to 25 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 August 2019

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PM PDT 20 August 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over eastern Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located on a line
north-south over northern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low 985 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing low 995 mb located over the
North Coast.

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

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 PM PDT 20 August 2019 The centre of a low pressure system west of Haida Gwaii late this
afternoon will cross Haida Gwaii tonight then cross the north
Coast into the BC Interior on Wednesday morning. The associated front
will swing through the northern and central waters tonight and
Progress across the South Coast overnight and Wednesday morning.

Within the vicinity of the low centre, storm to gale force southeast
winds ahead of it will switch to storm to gale force northwest winds
in its wake. Affected marine regions include the northern and
Central waters.

Gale to storm force southeast winds will accompany the associated
front. The front will weaken to gale to strong southeast winds as it
moves through the South Coast overnight and Wednesday morning.
Strong northwest winds are expected to follow the passage the front.

A ridge of high pressure will build Wednesday after the entire
System moves out of the marine regions. Widespread 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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