Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 15 August 2018
Tonight and Thursday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind westerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 20 to 30 early this evening then diminishing to westerly 15 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to westerly 20 to 30 Thursday afternoon.
Smoke dissipating late overnight. Visibility as low as 1 mile in smoke.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - east entranceIssued 4:00 PM PDT 15 August 2018
'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 PM PDT 15 August 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday weakening ridge located on a line
north-south over Haida Gwaii.
At 5:00 p.m. PDT Thursday approaching low 1018 mb located west
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:52 PM PDT 15 August 2018 A ridge of high along a northeast to southwest line lies over Bowie.
Moderate to strong northwesterlies will prevail over most BC waters
with marginal gales expected off the northwestern coast of Vancouver
Island and through Johnstone Strait.
On Thursday, the ridge will weaken as it shifts eastward towards
Haida Gwaii and a weak low pressure system reaches northwestern
Bowie on Friday evening.
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