Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 February 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Wind northeasterly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late overnight then increasing to west 5 to 15 late Saturday morning. Wind increasing to west 25 early Saturday afternoon.

A few showers and chance of flurries beginning late Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2017
Sunday Wind east 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Monday Wind light.
Tuesday Wind west 5 to 15 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 February 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary high 1044 mb located at
50N 155W.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday deepening low 1020 mb located off the
Alaska panhandle.
By 10:00 p.m. PST Saturday deepening low 1008 mb located over
Cape Scott.

At 10:00 p.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over northern
BC interior.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:29 PM PST 24 February 2017 A 1045 millibar high will remain west of the offshore waters. A low
pressure centre will develop near the Alaska Panhandle Saturday
morning. The low will deepen as it moves southeastward along the
coast on Saturday, deepening to about 1008 millibars as it reaches
Cape Scott Saturday evening.

Widespread northerly gales will develop over most northern waters by
Saturday morning and will spread to the waters off the west coast of
Vancouver Island Saturday night. In addition, strong to gale force
northeast outflow winds will develop through the Northern Mainland
inlets Saturday night.

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