Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PDT 20 September 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 25 knots veering to southeast 10 to 20 near midnight then increasing to southeast 25 Friday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 10 to 20 Friday evening.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 September 2018
Saturday Wind east 15 knots becoming west 15 in the morning.
Sunday Wind west 10 knots.
Monday Wind light becoming west 10 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 September 2018

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PDT 20 September 2018 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight deepening low 1008 mb located over
northern Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Friday weakening low 1006 mb located over
southwestern Queen Charlotte Sound.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Friday low 1005 mb located over southeastern
Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:09 PM PDT 20 September 2018 A low pressure system over Northern Explorer will move into
Southwestern Queen Charlotte Sound this evening where it will remain
stationary until Friday afternoon.

In the wake of the low, northeast gales will develop over Northern
Explorer overnight and shift to northwest gales near noon.

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