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Dixon Entrance West

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021

Tonight and Friday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots increasing to southeast 45 to 55 early this evening then veering to southwest 40 to 50 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 Friday morning.

Rain ending Friday morning.

Waves

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021

Dixon Entrance West - east of Langara

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 near midnight then subsiding to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 early Friday morning and to 1 Friday afternoon.

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 5 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind south 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 10 to 20.
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots backing to northerly 10 to 20.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West

Issued 4:23 PM PST 04 March 2021

'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 4 March 2021 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located off Cape St. James.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing low located off Langara.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:39 PM PST 4 March 2021 A low off cape St. James will track northwards across Haida Gwaii
tonight and into the Alaskan Panhandle on Friday. Ahead of the low,
gale to hurricane force southerlies will shift to storm to hurricane
force westerly in its wake.

Another low track will track eastwards over Explorer on Friday, then
across Vancouver Island in the evening. Ahead of the low, gale to
hurricane force southeasterlies will develop west of Vancouver Island
Friday and spread to the inner South Coast as strong to gale force.
In its wake the winds will shift to strong to gale force westerly.

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