Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 April 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots increasing to southerly 15 to 25 Wednesday morning then becoming westerly 15 Wednesday afternoon.

Showers ending near noon. A few showers beginning Wednesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 08:49 AM PDT 28 April 2015
Thursday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots veering to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind westerly 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 28 April 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 28 April 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing cold front located over the
Lower Mainland.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT today building ridge located on a line north-south
over Vancouver Island.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday departing ridge located over the
Lower Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:32 AM PDT 28 April 2015 An intense 980 millibar low just over the Southern Alaskan Panhandle
late this morning will move rapidly northwards today.
Strong to gale force southwest winds will dominate across most of the
northern waters today and ease below gales tonight.
Marginal gale force westerly winds across the Juan de Fuca Strait
will ease to strong winds by early this afternoon.

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