Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 February 2016

Today Tonight and Sunday

Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 this evening then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind increasing to west 25 near noon Sunday.

Rain ending this evening. Rain beginning late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the Mainland

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1000 mb located over southern Hecate

At midnight PST tonight ridge located over the Mainland Coast.

At noon PST Sunday low 992 mb located over northern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:12 AM PST 13 February 2016 A frontal system over Bowie will move onto the mainland coast this
evening. Gale to storm force southeasterly winds ahead of the front
will persist today then diminish early this evening after the front
passes. Westerly gales over central waters in the wake of the front
will ease tonight.

A low pressure system moving into Northern Bowie Sunday morning will
bring another bout of gales over northern and central waters.

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