Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2017
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 early this afternoon then diminishing to easterly 10 to 20 this evening. Wind diminishing to light Saturday afternoon.
A few showers changing to rain Saturday morning.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - central straitIssued 10:30 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 10:30 AM PDT 20 October 2017 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 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 10:09 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 will
shift to strong to gale force southwesterly late Saturday.
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