Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 20 October 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 this morning then diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 this afternoon. Wind backing to southeast 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 20 to 30 overnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 15 to 20 Saturday morning then becoming southwest 15 near noon Saturday. Wind diminishing to light Saturday afternoon.
A few showers changing to rain overnight.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 04:00 AM PDT 20 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 AM PDT 20 October 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today departing ridge located on a line north-south
over the Coast Mountains.
At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off the offshore
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday weakening frontal system located on a
line north-south over the North Coast.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:40 AM PDT 20 October 2017 An approaching frontal system will track across Haida Gwaii on
Saturday and weaken over the North Coast late in the afternoon.
Ahead of the front, southeast gales will develop over the offshore
waters this evening then spread to all outer waters overnight and the
inner South Coast early Saturday morning. In its wake the winds
shift to strong to gale force southwesterly.
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