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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 24 February 2021

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind east 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 to 30 near midnight and to west 30 to 40 late overnight. Wind west 30 to 40 Thursday.

Rain tonight. Showers Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 24 February 2021
Friday Wind west 30 to 40 knots.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind light becoming southeast 10 to 15 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Issued 9:30 PM PST 24 February 2021

'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 9:30 PM PST 24 February 2021 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low 982 mb located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday low 988 mb located over the southern
Alaska panhandle.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
the Central Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:24 PM PST 24 February 2021 A deep area of low pressure over the Gulf of Alaska will reach the
Southern Alaskan Panhandle by early Thursday morning, then move
inland. A frontal system associated with this strong low, is crossing
the Central Coast this evening.

Gale to storm force southeasterly winds will continue ahead of this
strong system and rapidly switch to gale to storm force westerlies in
its wake.

Once the strong and persistent west to northwesterly flow is
established, significant wave heights of 10 to 14 metres are expected
to develop over northern offshore waters tonight, then spread towards
Haida Gwaii by Thursday morning. Waves will ease somewhat through the
day on Thursday.

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