Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PDT 23 October 2018
Tonight and Wednesday.
Strong wind warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 25 early this evening then diminishing to southwest 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind backing to southeast 10 to 15 early Wednesday morning then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 20 to 25 Wednesday evening.
Showers ending near midnight. Rain beginning Wednesday afternoon.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 7:14 PM PDT 23 October 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 23 October 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today weakening frontal system located off
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight departing frontal system located over
the Lower Mainland.
At 5:00 p.m. PDT today deepening low 978 mb located at 43N 150W.
By 8:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday low 962 mb located 240 miles west
At 5:00 a.m. PDT Wednesday frontal system located west of the
By 5:00 p.m. PDT Wednesday approaching frontal system located from
Haida Gwaii to Queen Charlotte Sound then to Explorer.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:58 PM PDT 23 October 2018 Today marks the end of an extended high pressure regime on the BC
coast and the beginning of a much more stormy fall pattern.
A frontal system just off west coast of Vancouver Island this
afternoon will move through the South Coast this evening. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the front will shift to moderate
to strong westerlies behind it.
On Wednesday, a deep low and a much more intense front will be
affecting the coast. The system will bring widespread storm force
winds through all the northern and central waters with wind speeds
approaching hurricane force in many areas. Over the far south, the
system will bring strong to gale force southeast winds by Wednesday
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