Johnstone Strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2016

Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southeast 15 knots early this evening and to southeast 20 to 30 late overnight. Wind becoming southeast 20 Friday evening.

Chance of rain late this afternoon and beginning late overnight with risk of thunderstorms overnight and Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 October 2016
Saturday Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 in the morning.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Johnstone Strait

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 October 2016

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 October 2016 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located over Vancouver Island.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over BC interior.

At 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight low located off Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT Friday departing low located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:37 PM PDT 20 October 2016 An approaching low pressure system will move into Bowie tonight and
track north towards the Alaskan Panhandle Friday evening. Ahead of
the low, southerly gales over the offshore waters will spread to the
northern and central waters tonight. Winds will veer to strong to
gale force westerlies over the offshore waters on Friday.

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