Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 17 January 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots tonight and Thursday.

Periods of rain with a risk of thunderstorms.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 17 January 2018
Friday Wind east 15 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to west 10 to 20.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 17 January 2018 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 964 mb located over northwestern
Explorer.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Thursday quasi-stationary low 972 mb located
100 miles southwest of Cape St. James.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:14 PM PST 17 January 2018 A strong low pressure system over the central offshore waters will
move to lie near 100 miles southwest of Cape St James by Thursday
morning and remain stationary. Gale to storm force southeasterlies
ahead of the low will continue tonight across most waters and ease
To strong to gale force near noon Thursday. South of the low, storm
to hurricane force southwesterlies over Southern Explorer will ease
to gale force Thursday afternoon.

In the wake of the low, the winds over Bowie will shift to strong to
gale force northerlies on Thursday.

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