Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2022
Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late this evening then diminishing to southwest 15 to 25 after midnight. Wind becoming west 15 Thursday morning.
Rain changing to showers Thursday morning.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 4:00 PM PST 07 December 2022
'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 SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PST 7 December 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight cold front located from Prince Rupert
to McInnes Island then to Tofino.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie extending
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing trough from low located from
Prince Rupert to McInnes Island.
At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located west of the Alaska panhandle.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:54 PM PST 7 December 2022 A cold front over Haida Gwaii will sweep across northern and central
coasts and reach southern waters late this evening.
Ahead of the front gale to storm force winds are forecast from Haida
Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island. For waters of the inner
South Coast, gale force southeasterlies will develop early this
evening and persist into the overnight period.
In the wake of the front, the low associated with the frontal system
will move from Bowie to Prince Rupert tonight, and spread gale to
storm force northwesterly winds across most of the northern and
On Thursday, another low located over the Gulf of Alaska will
approach the Alaskan Panhandle and maintain gale force westerlies
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