Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 April 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind east 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near noon then becoming west 25 Tuesday morning. Wind diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 near noon Tuesday.

A few showers ending this afternoon. Showers Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 April 2015
Wednesday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots veering to westerly 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots veering to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind westerly 10 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 27 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 27 April 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary low 990 mb located over
the northern Gulf of Alaska.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 988 mb located over
northwestern Explorer.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday departing low 980 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight cold front located on a line north-south
over central Explorer.
By noon PDT Tuesday departing cold front located over the Lower
Mainland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 27 April 2015 A 990 millibar low in the Northern Gulf of Alaska will slowly weaken
today. A second low will deepen rapidly as it moves northward towards
Haida Gwaii tonight and will move rapidly up the Alaska Panhandle
Tuesday.
Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the second low will
reach storm force tonight over most central and northern waters
As the low approaches. Winds will shift rapidly to gale to storm
force westerly in its wake by Tuesday morning with local hurricane
force winds expected over parts of Explorer and Queen Charlotte
Sound. Winds will remain moderate to strong over the far south.

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