Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2017

Tonight and Saturday

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to easterly 10 to 15 this evening and to light late overnight. Wind increasing to west 5 to 15 late Saturday morning and to west 15 to 25 early Saturday afternoon.

A few showers and chance of flurries beginning Saturday evening.

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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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 24 February 2017 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today quasi-stationary high located west of Bowie.

By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing low 1015 mb located south of
Explorer.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday deepening low 1020 mb located near the
Alaska panhandle.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday low 1013 mb located over Hecate Strait.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PST 24 February 2017 An area of high pressure will remain west of the offshore waters. A
low pressure center south of Explorer will move out of the region
this evening. Another low pressure centre will develop near the
Alaska Panhandle Saturday morning. The low centre will move
Southward to Hecate Strait Saturday afternoon and then to Southern
Vancouver Island Saturday overnight.

Northern waters will see an increase to strong to gale force
northerly winds Saturday morning. These winds will spread southwards
Saturday afternoon, giving strong to gale force northerly winds to
most BC waters.

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