Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to easterly 20 to 30 late this morning and to easterly 35 to 45 early this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 25 this evening then increasing to southwest 30 Tuesday morning.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018
Wednesday Wind westerly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind east 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20 to 30.
Friday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 17 December 2018

'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 PST 17 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Sandspit to
Cape Scott then to Explorer.

At 10:00 a.m. PST today low located west of the offshore waters.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low located over Bowie.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday low located over the southern Alaska
panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:51 AM PST 17 December 2018 The next intense frontal system approaches Explorer this
Morning. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
Across southern, central, and northern waters during the day.
Hurricane force winds are forecast this afternoon for the
Headlands of West Vancouver Island North.

In the wake of the frontal system a low will move over Bowie this
evening. Storm force southerlies will develop this evening and
tonight across northern and central waters.

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