Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 November 2017

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind west 10 to 20 knots backing to south 10 to 20 this evening then increasing to south 20 to 30 near noon Saturday.

Periods of rain beginning after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 November 2017
Sunday Wind south 35 to 40 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 15 to 25.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 November 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 988 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday weakening low 997 mb located over the
Gulf of Alaska.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday low 1004 mb located west of Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 998 mb located near Cape St. James.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:19 AM PST 17 November 2017 A low pressure system will remain over the Gulf of Alaska through
tonight. Gale force southwesterly winds will continue over most
northern and central waters today and this evening.

Another low pressure system will develop west of Explorer Saturday
morning. The system will move northeastward across Explorer and
Reach Southern Hecate Strait late Saturday afternoon. The associated
front will remain on a line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte
Sound. Gale to storm force southerly winds will develop over central
and southern waters on Saturday.

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