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Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024

Tonight and Tuesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20 this evening except northeast 20 to 30 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming southeast 35 to 45 late overnight except northeast 35 near Portland Inlet. Wind becoming southeast 40 to 50 late Tuesday morning except northeast 35 near Portland Inlet. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 early Tuesday afternoon except northeast 30 near Portland Inlet.

Snow Tuesday morning and afternoon. Rain or snow Tuesday afternoon. Scattered showers Tuesday late in the day. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Low tonight minus 4. High Tuesday plus 4.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Today Tonight and Tuesday. Seas 1 to 2 metres subsiding to 1 after midnight then building to 2 to 3 Tuesday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 early Tuesday afternoon then subsiding to 2 to 3 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Wednesday Wind northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northeasterly outflow 15 to 25 in the afternoon then increasing to northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 late in the day.
Thursday Wind northeasterly outflow 25 to 35 knots.
Friday Wind northeasterly outflow 30 to 40 knots.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 4:00 PM PST 26 February 2024

'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 PST 26 February 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over northwestern Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 PM PST 26 February 2024 A ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie late this afternoon
and move to Explorer tonight. This will support another round of
northwesterly gales south of Tofino and Juan de Fuca Strait this
evening.

Another trough will start to enter Bowie near midnight and continue
to track east into Tuesday. Southeasterly gales are expected over
northern waters overnight and spread to central waters on Tuesday.
A brief period of storm force southeasterlies is very likely to occur
from Tuesday near noon over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate Strait.
In the wake of the trough, westerly gales are expected over Bowie and
Explorer.

Outflow winds are also expected through the mainland inlets on
Tuesday as stronger pressure gradient forms.

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