Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2018

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots increasing to westerly 30 early this evening then diminishing to variable 5 to 15 near noon Wednesday. Wind increasing to east 20 to 30 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain with a risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon changing to showers near midnight and ending early Wednesday morning. Rain beginning Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 18 December 2018
Thursday Wind east 20 to 30 knots veering to south 20 to 30 in the morning then becoming west 25 to 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light.
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots increasing to easterly 20 to 30 late in the day.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 18 December 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located over western Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight dissipating trough located over Vancouver
Island.

By midnight PST Wednesday approaching low located southwest of
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 5:01 PM PST 18 December 2018 A low over the Southern Alaskan Panhandle is producing westerly gale
force winds over northern waters this evening. Winds will ease to
strong west or southwest after midnight.

A trough associated with this low is moving across Explorer tonight.
Winds will increase to westerly gale force across Explorer and west
coast Vancouver Island this evening. Winds will ease to light to
moderate by Wednesday morning.

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