Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2018

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Wind light becoming westerly 10 to 15 knots this afternoon then diminishing to light late overnight. Wind becoming westerly 10 to 15 Saturday afternoon.

Fog banks.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 17 August 2018
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 late in the day.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PDT 17 August 2018 Today Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today ridge located on a line north-south over
the North Coast.
By 8:00 a.m. PDT today weakening ridge located on a line north-south
over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT today low 1016 mb located north of Bowie.
By 2:00 p.m. PDT today dissipating low 1020 mb located near the
Alaska panhandle.

At 11:30 p.m. PDT tonight quasi-stationary high located over the
coast of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:59 AM PDT 17 August 2018 A persistent area of high pressure southwest of Explorer will
continue to give a northwesterly flow for much of the southern
waters.

Marginal northwesterly gale force winds will maintain themselves
Off the west coast of Vancouver Island until Saturday afternoon.
After diminishing briefly during the afternoon, winds are expected
To return to marginal gales by Saturday night.

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