Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 February 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots increasing to westerly 25 this afternoon and to westerly 35 late this evening. Wind diminishing to westerly 15 to 25 Sunday morning.

A few showers beginning early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 24 February 2018
Monday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late in the day.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 24 February 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 10:30 AM PST 24 February 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today departing ridge located over Vancouver
Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today cold front from 992 mb low located over
Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front from 984 mb low located on a
line north-south over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:24 AM PST 24 February 2018 A 992 MB low will develop over the Gulf of Alaska this morning.
The associated cold front located over Bowie will move southeastward
to Queen Charlotte Sound by late this afternoon. In the wake of the
front, gale to storm force westerly winds will develop over the
northern waters this morning then spread southward later today and
tonight. The gale to storm force northwesterly winds will persist
through Sunday over most waters.

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