Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 November 2017

Tonight and Saturday.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots becoming southeast 15 early this evening then diminishing to light late this evening. Wind light Saturday.

Periods of rain beginning after midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 November 2017
Sunday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Monday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind southeast 25 to 35 knots diminishing to east 15 to 25.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 17 November 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 988 mb located over the Gulf
of Alaska.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday low 1004 mb located west of Explorer.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 998 mb located near Cape St. James.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:45 PM PST 17 November 2017 A low pressure system will remain over the Gulf of Alaska through
tonight. Gale force southwesterly winds will continue over most
northern and central waters tonight.

Another low pressure system will develop west of Explorer Saturday
morning. The system will move northeastward across Explorer and
Reach Southern Hecate Strait late Saturday afternoon. The associated
front will remain on a line northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte
Sound. Gale to storm force southerly winds will develop over central
and southern waters on Saturday.

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