Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PST 16 January 2018
Tonight and Wednesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southerly 15 to 25 knots backing to east 15 to 25 this evening then increasing to southeast 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind south 30 to 40 Wednesday.
Periods of rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 7:31 PM PST 16 January 2018
'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 PM PST 16 January 2018 Tonight and Wednesday At 7:00 p.m. PST tonight intensifying frontal system located west
By 10:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located on a line
northwest-southeast over northern Vancouver Island.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:52 PM PST 16 January 2018 A strong frontal system is developing and will be west of Explorer
early this evening. Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop
ahead of this frontal system late this evening. As the system moves
towards Vancouver Island it will continue to intensify. By early
Wednesday morning storm to hurricane force southeasterlies are
expected at West Vancouver Island North and will extend into Queen
Charlotte Sound and the Central Coast.
In the wake of this intense system, gale to storm force
southwesterlies will persist over Explorer and into central
Waters through Wednesday afternoon.
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