Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 10 December 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to southwest 30 late this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 20 early Sunday morning. Wind veering to northwest 15 to 20 late Sunday morning then diminishing to northwest 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon. Wind becoming variable 10 Sunday evening.

Showers.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 10 December 2016
Monday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots.
Tuesday Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 10 December 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight intensifying ridge located over BC
interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low 1004 mb located 60 miles
south of Port Hardy.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Sunday dissipating low 1012 mb located off Tofino.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 10 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior and will build strongly over the northern and
Central Interior tonight and Sunday. Meanwhile, a weakening area of
low pressure will remain off the west coast of Vancouver Island.

The building Arctic high over the interior will cause intensifying
Arctic outflows over the northern and central portions of the coast.
Gale force outflow winds through the mainland inlets will strengthen
to storm force overnight or Sunday morning over the north and Central
Coast. Cold temperatures well below freezing will produce moderate
freezing spray through Douglas Channel and Portland Inlet.

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