Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance


Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 16 January 2019

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 25 to 35 knots becoming southwest 20 to 30 early Thursday evening.

Periods of rain beginning late this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2019
Friday Wind variable 10 to 20 knots increasing to easterly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots becoming westerly 20 to 30.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 January 2019

'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 Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 16 January 2019 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary ridge located over
BC interior.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
on a line northwest-southeast over Explorer.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 973 mb located 200 miles southwest
of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low 986 mb located over southern Explorer.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:34 PM PST 16 January 2019 A ridge of high pressure over the BC Interior will gradually
intensify tonight and begin to weaken Thursday afternoon. Strong to
gale force northeasterly outflow winds near the mainland inlets will
increase to gale to storm force on tonight then ease Thursday

A frontal system will continue to lie across Bowie and Explorer
tonight. The front will merge and reintensify with another Pacific
system approaching Explorer from the southwest tonight. The centre
Of this Pacific system will move into Southern Explorer on Thursday
afternoon. Gale force southeasterly winds will continue tonight
across parts of the central and southern outer waters. These winds
will continue on Thursday as the low centre enters southern
Explorer. East to southeast gales will also develop through
Juan de Fuca tonight and then Haro Strait Thursday afternoon.

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