Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 26 March 2015

Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to south 15 to 20 knots Friday morning then veering to southwesterly 15 to 25 early Friday afternoon.

Periods of rain beginning near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 26 March 2015
Saturday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Sunday Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming west 15 to 25.
Monday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots becoming west 15 to 25 late in the day.

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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 26 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 26 March 2015 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday building ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line north-south over
Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT Friday approaching frontal system located
off Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PDT 26 March 2015 A stationary cold front extending from the Central Coast
southwestward over the Pacific will begin to push southeastward
Friday morning and will move through the Lower Mainland Friday
evening. In its wake a ridge will build towards Haida Gwaii Friday
afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeast winds over central waters will shift
to northwest late Friday as the front passes.

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