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Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2021

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots diminishing to south 20 this morning and to south 15 near noon. Wind backing to southeast 20 this evening then increasing to east 35 overnight. Wind increasing to east 40 Thursday morning.

Rain changing to showers this morning then to rain overnight.

Waves

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2021
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 6 metres subsiding to 4 this morning and to 3 this afternoon. Seas building to 3 to 5 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2021
Friday Wind southeast 40 to 50 knots becoming southwest 40 in the morning then backing to southeast 35 to 45 late in the day.
Saturday Wind south 35 knots diminishing to south 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming east 20 late in the day.

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Storm warning in effect

Dixon Entrance West - west of Langara

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 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 PDT 20 October 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located from Haida
Gwaii to Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight intensifying frontal system located
off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Thursday low 986 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:33 AM PDT 20 October 2021 Gale to storm force southeasterlies over northern and central waters
will ease this morning as a frontal system over Haida Gwaii weakens.

The next approaching system will track across the offshore waters on
Thursday and lie over Haida Gwaii late in the day. Ahead of the
system, gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop over waters
west of Vancouver Island this evening then spread to central and
northern waters overnight into Thursday morning. Additionally, winds
will increase to hurricane force Thursday morning near the headlands
of West Coast Vancouver Island North and Western Queen Charlotte
Sound.

Seas of 8 to 10 metres can be expected on Thursday across parts of
Explorer, west coast Vancouver Island, Queen Charlotte Sound, and
west coast Haida Gwaii.

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