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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeasterly 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 25 late this evening then diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 early Thursday morning.

Rain changing to showers this evening with a risk of thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 11 December 2019
Friday Wind southwest 5 to 15 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots becoming east 10 to 15.
Sunday Wind east 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PST 11 December 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 4:00 PM PST 11 December 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located from Haida Gwaii to
Cape Scott.
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Hecate Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday trough located west of Bowie.
By 1:00 p.m. PST Thursday trough located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:35 PM PST 11 December 2019 A frontal system extending from Haida Gwaii to west of Vancouver
Island will cross the mainland coast tonight.

Gale to storm force southeasterlies are expected ahead of the front.
Winds will ease to strong southwesterlies behind the front.

A trough will move through Bowie Thursday afternoon generating gale
force southwesterlies as it passes.

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