Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2017

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming southwest 20 early this afternoon then increasing to southwest 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind becoming westerly 20 Sunday morning then diminishing to southerly 15 Sunday evening.

Rain changing to chance of showers overnight and Sunday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 21 October 2017
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.
Tuesday Wind east 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 20 to 30 knots.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 06:10 AM PDT 21 October 2017

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 21 October 2017 Today Tonight and Sunday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today cold front from low located over the
offshore waters.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today departing cold front from low located on
a line northwest-southeast over the Mainland Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today deepening low 975 mb located west of Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday weakening low 990 mb located over the
Alaska panhandle.

At 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday building ridge located over the South
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 6:12 AM PDT 21 October 2017 A cold front over the offshore waters will continue to move towards
the mainland this morning then move inland this afternoon. Ahead of
the front, southeast gales will continue over most outer waters
except storm force winds for parts of the northern and central
waters. The gales will progress into the inner South Coast this
morning. Behind the front, the winds will shift to strong to gale
force southwesterly and then gradually ease on Sunday.

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