Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PST 02 February 2023
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 20 knots increasing to southwest 35 near noon Friday with gusts to 45 then diminishing to southwest 30 Friday evening.
Periods of rain. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 08:25 AM PST 02 February 2023
'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 4:00 AM PST 2 February 2023 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over Haida Gwaii.
By 10:00 a.m. PST Friday dissipating frontal system located on a
line northwest-southeast over Cape Scott.
At 7:00 a.m. PST Friday low 987 mb located south of Explorer.
By 2:00 p.m. PST Friday departing low 989 mb located near Tofino.
At 11:00 p.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located off
Marine Weather StatementIssued 7:08 AM PST 2 February 2023 A frontal system over the northern waters is producing southeasterly
storm force winds from Dixon Entrance - east to the headlands of
Vancouver Island and southeasterly gale force winds off the west
coast of Vancouver Island.
Winds will ease to moderate southerlies across northern waters this
evening. However, winds will remain southerly gale force across the
central waters and along the west coast of Vancouver Island tonight.
Winds over the west coast of Vancouver Island will increase to storm
force southeasterlies Friday morning as another frontal system
approaches. Winds will also increase to southeasterly gale force
across the inner northern waters Friday morning and across inner
South Coast waters Friday afternoon.
Winds will ease to strong south or southeast across northern, central
and south waters Friday evening. There will be a brief period of
southwest gales across west coast Vancouver Island - south and the
mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait Friday evening in the wake of the
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