Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 early this morning then diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 late this afternoon. Wind becoming east 15 after midnight then becoming westerly 10 to 15 Sunday afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Sunday evening.

Showers today and tonight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 19 January 2019
Monday Wind west 10 to 20 knots becoming easterly 10 to 20 in the morning.
Tuesday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 05:32 AM PST 19 January 2019

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 19 January 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today low 980 mb located over northern Hecate
By 4:00 p.m. PST today dissipating low 994 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 998 mb located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Sunday low 1005 mb located north of Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:47 AM PST 19 January 2019 An intense low currently over Queen Charlotte Sound will
Move into Hecate Strait this morning while beginning to weaken.
Storm to hurricane force southeasterlies over the northern waters
will ease to gale force this morning. Behind the low, storm to
hurricane force south or southwesterlies will ease to gale to storm
force southwesterlies over the northern and central waters this
afternoon and to strong to gale force southwesterlies this
Evening as the low dissipates over the Alaska Panhandle. In
Addition, southwest gales southwest of Vancouver Island will ease
To strong this morning. Winds will ease to below gale force over all
waters tonight.

Seas near 10 metres over Explorer, Northwestern Vancouver island
And the central waters will subside this afternoon as the low

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