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Dixon Entrance East

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots becoming southeast 20 to 30 late overnight then increasing to southeast 35 to 40 late Saturday morning. Wind becoming northwest 35 Saturday evening.

Rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 in the morning then increasing to southerly 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming northeast 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind south 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25.

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Gale warning in effect

Dixon Entrance East

Issued 4:00 PM PST 03 February 2023

'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 PM PST 3 February 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii to
Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located on
a line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening trough located over Vancouver
Island.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:48 PM PST 3 February 2023 A frontal system over Haida Gwaii is producing southeasterly gales to
its east. Meanwhile a trough over Vancouver Island is spreading
southeast gales to the inner South Coast.

Winds will ease this evening as both systems move inland, though
there will be a brief period of southwest gales across West Coast
Vancouver Island South and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait this
evening in the wake of the low.

Another frontal system will approach the BC coast Saturday morning
producing widespread gale to storm force southeasterly winds. This
system will cross Haida Gwaii Saturday evening with northwest gales
developing in its wake.

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