Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 29 August 2015
Today Tonight and Sunday
Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 this morning then becoming southwest 20 to 30 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 this evening and to light after midnight.
Rain changing to a few showers overnight and ending Sunday morning. A few showers beginning Sunday evening.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 08:30 AM PDT 29 August 2015
'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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 29 August 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating frontal system located on a
line north-south over northern Vancouver Island.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight dissipating trough located on a line
north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 990 mb located off Oregon.
By 10:00 a.m. PDT today weakening low located off Tofino.
At 4:00 p.m. PDT today approaching cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over southern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 4:31 AM PDT 29 August 2015 A frontal system over Hecate Strait this morning will dissipate once
it reaches northern vanocuver island this afternoon.
Strong to gale force southerly winds near Northern Vancouver Island
and central waters will persist for a few hours this morning.
A 990 MB low off the Oregon coast early this morning will move
towards Southwestern Vancouver island by mid - morning before moving
into the interior and dissipating this afternoon. Strong to gale
force southeasterlies will develop this morning over south
Coast waters. Behind the low strong to gale force south to southwest
winds will continue this afternoon and into early this evening.
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