Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017

Today Tonight and Friday.

Wind light increasing to southwest 15 knots Friday afternoon and to southwest 30 Friday evening.

Showers beginning late overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25.
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

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Ice Conditions

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Warnings

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 14 December 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Hecate Strait.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Central Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PST 14 December 2017 A frontal system over Hecate Strait will weaken as it approaches the
Central Coast this afternoon. Ahead of the front, gale force
southeasterlies over the northern coastal waters will shift to strong
westerlies early this afternoon. Over Northern Bowie, marginal gale
southwest winds will prevail through Friday morning.

A ridge of high pressure will build over the central offshore waters
tonight. Gale force northwest winds will develop off the west coast
of Vancouver Island on Friday.

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