Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2018

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to southwest 10 to 15 near noon then to southeast 20 this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight then diminishing to southerly 15 to 25 near noon Tuesday.

Rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 22 January 2018
Wednesday Wind southerly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind southeast 15 to 25 knots veering to southwest 10 to 20.
Friday Wind west 15 to 20 knots becoming southeast 15 to 25 late in the day.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 22 January 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 p.m. PST tonight low 992 mb located 100 miles southwest
of Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 984 mb located over southeastern Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:04 AM PST 22 January 2018 Strong southwesterlies will prevail today over most waters with
Local gales expected mainly over the offshore waters and the western
half of Dixon Entrance.

A developing low pressure system will reach Explorer late tonight
And will move into Southeastern Bowie Tuesday afternoon. The system
will bring gale to storm force southeast winds over most waters by
Tuesday morning.

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