Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 August 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20 near noon and to west 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 late overnight then becoming west 15 Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to west 25 to 35 Wednesday afternoon.

Fog patches dissipating late this morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 August 2017
Thursday Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 in the morning then increasing to west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20.
Saturday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 22 August 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the North Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight weakening cold front located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 996 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 10:00 p.m. PDT tonight low 998 mb located west of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:04 AM PDT 22 August 2017 A cold front lies along the North Coast and stretches southward
through cape St. James this morning. Near gale force southerlies
Have developed over most northern and central waters ahead of this
system. Winds will shift to moderate to strong westerlies behind the
cold front.

An approaching low over the Gulf of Alaska will bring strong to gale
force southerlies to Bowie late Tuesday.

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