Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 12 December 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 15 late overnight then backing to easterly 10 to 15 Thursday morning. Wind increasing to southeasterly 15 to 25 Thursday afternoon.

Rain.

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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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 12 December 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located on a line
northeast-southwest over Queen Charlotte Sound.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday dissipating frontal system located on
a line northeast-southwest over the Lower Mainland.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 970 mb located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 976 mb located near the Alaska
panhandle.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday approaching low 987 mb located southwest
of Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:55 PM PST 12 December 2018 A frontal system over the Queen Charlotte Sound will move southward
to the Vancouver Island this evening then to the Lower Mainland
overnight. The system will dissipate Thursday morning. The Parent
Low of this front over northwest of Bowie will track northeastward
To the Alaska Panhandle by Thursday morning. Another low will
approach the southern waters Thursday night.

Strong to gale force southeasterly winds will prevail over inner
South Coast waters tonight as the front advances southward. Gale to
storm force westerly winds will continue over central and northern
waters tonight in wake of the front and at the south of the Parent
low. Gale to storm force westerlies will persist over northern
Waters on Thursday but the winds over central waters will become
moderate to strong westerlies as the low continues to move
northeastward. As the second low approaches later on Thursday, gale
force southerly winds will develop over most southern waters and
Gale force easterly or northeasterly winds will develop over most
central waters Thursday night.

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