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Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 28 January 2020

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind light increasing to southeast 10 to 15 knots late overnight and to southeast 15 to 25 early Wednesday morning. Wind becoming west 15 to 25 near noon Wednesday then diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Showers ending this afternoon. Rain overnight and Wednesday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 28 January 2020
Thursday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots becoming westerly 10 to 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 late in the day.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 28 January 2020 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening ridge located over the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today frontal system located west of Bowie.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located from the Central
Coast to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday approaching frontal system located west
of the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:49 AM PST 28 January 2020 An intense frontal system will approach the offshore waters today
then through the north and Central Coast early Wednesday morning.
Ahead of the system, storm force southeasterlies will develop over
Bowie this afternoon while gales form over northern and central
waters. As the system progresses eastwards tonight, a brief period of
hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over parts of the north
and central waters. The associated front will move across the South
Coast through Wednesday morning resulting in gale force
southeasterlies. In the wake of the system, winds will veer to gale
to storm force southwesterlies over northern and central waters while
the southern waters will experience far weaker winds ranging from
moderate to strong.

Another system will approach the offshore waters late Wednesday
bringing gale to storm force southerlies across the northern waters
Wednesday night.

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