Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 07 December 2016

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots veering to southeast 35 to 45 early Thursday morning.

Periods of wet snow beginning early Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2016
Friday Wind east 25 to 35 knots.
Saturday Wind east 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 10 to 20.
Sunday Wind east 10 to 20 knots increasing to east 20 to 25 late in the day.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 00:20 AM PST 08 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 7 December 2016 Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight deepening frontal system located southwest
of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday frontal system located over northwestern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:18 PM PST 7 December 2016 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the BC Interior
tonight and Thursday. Storm force outflow winds will develop through
mainland inlets tonight. Cold temperatures from the Arctic outflow
winds will give a risk of moderate freezing spray near most mainland
inlets.

A strong frontal system southwest of Bowie will intensify and stall
over Northern Explorer by Friday morning. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies ahead of the system will spread to most South Coast
regions.

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