Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to westerly 20 to 25 this morning then increasing to westerly 25 to 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 near midnight.

A few showers with a risk of thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2015
Thursday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 in the morning.
Friday Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots veering to westerly 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind southwesterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 31 March 2015

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. 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 31 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 998 mb located 300 miles southwest of
the Alaska panhandle.
By 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday weakening low 1012 mb located over the
northern Alaska panhandle.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located on a line north-south over
western Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing trough located over the North
Coast.

At 8:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday building ridge located on a line
north-south over Bowie.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday ridge located over Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:58 AM PDT 31 March 2015 Moderate to strong westerlies will prevail over the South Coast today
in the wake of last night's cold front. Marginal gales are still
expected this afternoon through Juan de Fuca Strait. A weak trough of
low pressure will move through the North Coast today bringing strong
southerlies ahead of it and strong westerlies in behind. Westerly
gales are expected over the far north tonight as a low pressure
centre heads towards the Alaska Panhandle.

On Wednesday, winds will ease over most areas as a ridge of high
pressure builds along the coast. Strong to gale force southerlies
will develop over the northern offshore waters by Wednesday afternoon
as the next trough approaches.

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