Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 12 December 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 35 to 45 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 after midnight then increasing to southeasterly 25 to 35 Thursday afternoon.


Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 December 2018
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots veering to south 10 to 20 in the morning.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 knots backing to southeast 15.
Sunday Wind southeast 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 00:13 AM PST 13 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 12 December 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over northern Vancouver Island.
By 6:00 a.m. PST Thursday quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northeast-southwest over Victoria.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 970 mb located northwest of Bowie.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Thursday weakening low 986 mb located over the
southern Alaska panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PST Thursday approaching low 984 mb located southwest
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:32 PM PST 12 December 2018 A Pacific frontal system over Vancouver Island will gradually weaken
as it moves southward tonight. The front will intensify again
Thursday afternoon and move northward to lie near Port Hardy late
Thursday evening. An intense 970 MB low just northwest of Bowie will
move to the Southern Alaskan Panhandle Thursday morning where it
Will gradually weaken. Another intense Pacific low will approach the
Explorer Thursday night.

Over northern waters, gale to storm force southwest winds will ease
to strong to gale force westerly by Thursday afternoon and then to
moderate to strong northwest late in the day. Over central waters,
gale force southwest winds will ease to moderate to strong westerly
by Thursday morning then to light to moderate variable during the
day. Winds will increase again to strong to gale force northeast
Thursday evening. Over southern waters, strong to gale force
southeast winds will ease somewhat overnight then increase to
southeast gales again late Thursday.

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