Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 July 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 20 knots becoming west 20 late this afternoon then diminishing to light overnight. Wind light Friday.

Chance of showers today. Risk of thunderstorms this morning. Chance of showers beginning Friday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 July 2017
Saturday Wind light increasing to west 20 knots in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 late in the day.
Monday Wind west 10 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Warnings (In effect)

Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 07:15 AM PDT 20 July 2017

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 20 July 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
north-south over central Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today frontal system located on a line north-south
over the central Gulf of Alaska.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over central Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 AM PDT 20 July 2017 A frontal system over the Gulf of Alaska will move eastward and lie
through Queen Charlotte Sound on Friday afternoon. The front will
bring strong southeasterlies to the offshore waters this morning and
then spread to Haida Gwaii this evening. Gale force southeast
associated with the front will develop on Friday over waters near
Haida Gwaii and extend southeastward towards the west side of
Vancouver Island.

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