Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 21 February 2019

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to southerly 10 to 20 knots near midnight and to southerly 20 to 30 early Friday morning. Wind becoming west 25 to 35 late Friday morning then diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 early Friday evening.

Rain beginning late overnight and ending early Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 21 February 2019
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots becoming east 10 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind east 15 to 20 knots diminishing to east 5 to 15.
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots.

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Warnings

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PST 21 February 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 21 February 2019 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over southern Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low located 100 miles northwest of Langara.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday weakening low located near Prince Rupert.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:28 PM PST 21 February 2019 A front over the central waters this evening will move to the
southern waters on Friday morning. Strong to gale force southerly
winds will be generated along the front. Winds will become gale to
storm force northwesterlies in the wake of the front.

The low pressure centre associated with the front will move
Southward through the Gulf of Alaska tonight and then approach
The North Coast late in the day on Friday. The low will weaken
considerably during its journey from the Gulf of Alaska to the North
Coast. The low will reinforce the already widespread northwest gale
winds due to the initial frontal passage for the northern and
Central waters tonight and Friday. Northern Bowie will see the
strongest of these northwest winds with storm force winds expected
tonight into Friday morning.

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