Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 31 March 2015

Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 knots diminishing to westerly 10 to 15 after midnight then increasing to westerly 25 late Wednesday afternoon.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 in the morning.
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots veering to westerly 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 31 March 2015

'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 9:30 PM PDT 31 March 2015 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight low 1006 mb located west of the Alaska
panhandle.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low 1012 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight departing trough located on a line
north-south over the North Coast.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:19 PM PDT 31 March 2015 Moderate to strong westerlies will prevail over the South Coast
tonight. Marginal westerly gales are expected this evening through
Juan de Fuca Strait. Meanwhile westerly gales are expected over
Northern Bowie tonight as a low pressure centre heads towards the
Alaska Panhandle.

On Wednesday, winds will ease over most areas as a ridge of high
pressure builds along the coast. Strong to gale force southerlies
will develop over the northern offshore waters by Wednesday afternoon
as the next trough approaches.

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