Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 early this afternoon and to southeast 25 to 35 this evening. Wind becoming southwest 25 near noon Saturday.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2020
'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 10:30 AM PST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday At 10:30 a.m. PST today quasi-stationary ridge located over northern
At 10:30 a.m. PST today frontal system located west of Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located over the offshore
By 6:00 a.m. PST Saturday frontal system located from Haida Gwaii
to Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:29 AM PST 17 January 2020 An Arctic ridge of high pressure will remain over the British
Columbia Interior this week. Gale to storm force northeasterly
outflow winds will prevail through all coastal inlets. Moderate to
severe freezing spray will continue near the central and northern
coastal inlets today through Saturday.
An intense frontal system will cross offshore waters today. Gale to
storm force southeasterlies are expected to develop ahead of the
system and will affect all marine regions tonight. Hurricane force
southeasterlies are possible over sections of central waters tonight.
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