Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 06 December 2016

Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 15 to 20 knots increasing to east 20 to 25 early Wednesday morning and to southeast 30 to 35 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 06 December 2016
Thursday Wind east 35 to 45 knots diminishing to east 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PST 06 December 2016

'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 9:30 PM PST 6 December 2016 Tonight and Wednesday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday deepening frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Wednesday deepening frontal system located over
southwestern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:42 PM PST 6 December 2016 A strong Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC
Interior. Gale force outflow winds are occurring through mainland
inlets with generally light to moderate winds elsewhere. Cold
temperatures from the Arctic outflow winds will give a risk of
moderate freezing spray near the mainland inlets.

A strong frontal system will approach Explorer late Wednesday
afternoon. Gale force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the
Low and gradually move into West Vancouver Island marine regions
overnight Wednesday.

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