Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2014

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light this afternoon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 30 to 40 Thursday afternoon.

Periods of rain ending late this afternoon. Rain beginning Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 07:32 AM PST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 5 to 15 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots.
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming westerly 25 to 35.

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GALE WARNING in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 December 2014

'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 4:00 AM PST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 a.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over central Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
Hecate Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off the offshore
waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:29 AM PST 17 December 2014 A trough of low pressure over Bowie this morning will move to lie
over Hecate Strait this afternoon. Then an approaching Pacific
Front will move into the offshore waters tonight and will lie more or
less along the outer coast by late Thursday afternoon.

Winds will rise to strong to gale force southeast ahead of the
incoming trough over most northern and central waters today. Winds
over central and northern waters will increase further to storm force
tonight as the Pacific front approaches. Winds will rise to strong to
gale force southeast over southern sections on Thursday. In addition,
outflow winds will rise to gale force near Portland Inlet later
today.

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