Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 December 2017

Today Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind west 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light early this evening then increasing to east 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to east 15 to 25 late overnight then becoming west 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to variable 5 to 15 Tuesday evening.

Periods of rain beginning late this afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 18 December 2017
Wednesday Wind west 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light in the morning.
Thursday Wind light increasing to westerly 15 to 25 knots late in the day.
Friday Wind northeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 20 to 25.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:30 AM PST 18 December 2017 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today deepening low 1015 mb located at 43N 135W.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday low 1000 mb located over northern
Washington State.

At 10:30 a.m. PST today weakening low 1008 mb located north
of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST today weakening low 1014 mb located over northern
Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:15 AM PST 18 December 2017 A low pressure centre will form southwest of the Explorer region
This afternoon and then move northeastward and deepen over Northern
Washington state Tuesday afternoon. Strong easterly winds will
develop ahead of the low tonight and shift to strong to local
Gale force westerlies in its wake.

A trough of low pressure extending northwards from the low will
strengthen during the day on Tuesday with gale force northerly
Winds developing over most offshore and outer coastal waters as well
as mainland inlets.

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