Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 October 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind east 15 to 20 knots diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 this afternoon and to light near midnight. Wind increasing to east 10 to 15 Saturday morning and to east 15 to 25 Saturday evening.

Showers ending near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Chance of showers beginning Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2016
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to easterly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.
Tuesday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 21 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 10:30 AM PDT 21 October 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located over BC

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located over northern Bowie.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing low 992 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.

At 5:00 p.m. PDT Saturday low 998 mb located over southwestern
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low 994 mb located over northern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:22 AM PDT 21 October 2016 A 990 millibar low pressure centre over Northern Bowie this
Morning will move northward towards the Alaskan Panhandle today.
Strong to gale force southerlies over most northern waters will
Ease to moderate to strong west or southwest tonight.

Southeast gales will develop over central waters Saturday afternoon
as a developing low approaches Explorer from the southwest.

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