Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 10 to 20 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 near noon Saturday then becoming southerly 20 to 30 Saturday evening.

A few showers beginning Saturday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 20 January 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots.
Monday Wind east 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.
Tuesday Wind light.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 20 January 2017

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 4:00 PM PST 20 January 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary low located southwest
of Explorer.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Saturday trough located south of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday trough located on a line
northwest-southeast over Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:56 PM PST 20 January 2017 Arctic air over the Northern BC Interior will drive gale force
northerly outflow tonight into Saturday morning for Dixon
Entrance east.

A trough of low pressure will approach Vancouver Island from the
south on Saturday morning and then move onto the Central Coast
Saturday evening. Gale force southeasterlies are expected for parts
of the south and Central Coast waters.

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