Issued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 early this morning and to northwest 25 to 35 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 to 20 near midnight then increasing to northwest 20 to 30 Saturday afternoon.
Chance of showers today and this evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Johnstone StraitIssued 04:00 AM PDT 18 August 2017
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 18 August 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 5:00 p.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:53 AM PDT 18 August 2017 A ridge of high pressure offshore extending northeast to southwest
will build through Explorer tonight and extend through the central
waters Saturday morning.
Moderate to strong northwest winds will prevail for most of the South
Coast except for strong to marginal gale force westerlies that are
expected through Juan de Fuca Strait tonight.
North of the ridge, strong west or southwesterly winds will
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