Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 early this evening and to light late overnight.

Rain beginning Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 30 March 2017
Saturday Wind east 5 to 15 knots becoming west 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 2017

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 30 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located over Cape Scott extending
southward.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight ridge located over Port Hardy extending
southward.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday cold front located on a line north-south
over Langara.

By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening cold front located over Hecate
Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 PM PDT 30 March 2017 A cold front approaching the offshore waters will lie over Bowie by
late this evening. Ahead of the front winds will rise to gale to
marginal storm force southeasterlies up to 50 knots over offshore,
northern, and central waters. Winds will shift to strong southwest
In the wake of the front.

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