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Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2020

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20 early this morning then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 late this evening. Wind increasing to south 30 to 40 Thursday morning and to south 40 to 50 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to south 30 to 40 Thursday evening.

Rain ending this afternoon. Rain Thursday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2020
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this afternoon then building to 4 to 6 Thursday morning. Seas building to 5 to 7 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2020
Friday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots backing to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Sunday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots becoming northwest 30 to 40.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 February 2020

'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 AM PST 19 February 2020 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today cold front located over Haida Gwaii.
By 1:00 p.m. PST today departing cold front located on a line
north-south over Hecate Strait.

At 7:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday departing ridge located on a line
north-south over Explorer.

At 1:00 a.m. PST Thursday approaching frontal system located west
of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 19 February 2020 A cold front over Haida Gwaii will continue its eastward track.
Ahead of the front, there are gale force southerlies over West Haida
Gwaii and Hecate Strait. The southerly gales will ease late this
afternoon as the frontal system moves inland.

Another frontal system will approach Bowie overnight Wednesday and
into early Thursday morning. Gale to storm force southerlies will
develop ahead of the front through Thursday morning over the offshore
and northern waters.

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