Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PST 09 December 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday
Wind east 20 to 30 knots diminishing to east 10 to 20 early this morning then veering to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to light Saturday afternoon.
Periods of wet snow changing to a few showers near midnight and ending Saturday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in showers.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PST 9 December 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located over Queen
At 4:00 a.m. PST today low 990 mb located west of the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PST today low 993 mb located over northern Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:39 AM PST 9 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior today through Saturday. Gale to storm force outflow
winds are expected through mainland inlets this morning. Outflow
winds will ease to gale force by this afternoon. Cold temperatures
from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of moderate freezing
spray near most mainland inlets.
A strong frontal system over Queen Charlotte Sound is giving gale to
storm force easterlies and southeasterlies to south and central
waters. The low associated with this frontal system will move into
Northern Explorer by this afternoon. Gale force southwesterlies can
be expected near the low.
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- Bowie - southern half
- Central Coast from McInnes Island to Pine Island
- Explorer - northwestern half
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- Haro Strait
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- Howe Sound
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- Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
- Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
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