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Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 January 2021

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to southwest 30 to 40 this morning and to south 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 35 near midnight and to southeast 40 to 50 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 30 Saturday afternoon.

Showers ending this evening. Rain beginning near midnight and changing to showers Saturday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 January 2021
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 6 to 8 metres building to 7 to 10 early this morning then subsiding to 5 to 7 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 15 January 2021
Sunday Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 05:13 AM PST 15 January 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 AM PST 15 January 2021 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening low located over the Gulf of
Alaska.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today building ridge located over the South Coast.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located from the North Coast to the
South Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located off the offshore
waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 AM PST 15 January 2021 A deep low over the Gulf of Alaska will weaken today as a ridge
builds over the coast. Another Pacific front will move into the
offshore waters early Saturday.

Over northern waters, gale to storm force southwest winds will ease
to moderate to strong southerly this afternoon then increase to gale
to storm force southeast on Saturday.

Over central waters, strong to gale force southwest winds will ease
to moderate southerlies this afternoon then increase to gale to storm
force southeast on Saturday.

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