Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 March 2015

Today Tonight and Friday

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to south 15 to 20 knots Friday morning then veering to southwesterly 15 to 25 Friday afternoon.

Chance of drizzle late this morning. Rain beginning Friday afternoon. Fog patches dissipating near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 26 March 2015
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Sunday Wind easterly 15 to 20 knots becoming west 15 to 25.
Monday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots becoming west 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 26 March 2015

'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 10:30 AM PDT 26 March 2015 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Central Coast.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday departing cold front located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 5:00 a.m. PDT Friday building ridge located west of Explorer.
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:20 AM PDT 26 March 2015 A nearly stationary cold front extending from the Central Coast
southwestward over the Pacific will finally begin push southward
Friday morning. In its wake a ridge will build towards Haida Gwaii
Friday afternoon.

Strong to gale force southeast winds over central waters will shift
to northwest late Friday as the front passes.

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