Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 09:30 PM PST 14 December 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Wind light increasing to northwest 15 knots near noon Friday and to northwest 20 to 30 Friday afternoon.

Showers beginning after midnight and ending Friday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 14 December 2017
Saturday Wind westerly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots increasing to westerly 15 to 25.
Monday Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots diminishing to light.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 9:30 PM PST 14 December 2017 Tonight and Friday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located on a
line northeast-southwest over Vancouver Island.
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday weakening frontal system located near
the West Entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait.

At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight building ridge located over Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday ridge located on a line northeast-southwest
over Queen Charlotte Sound.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:27 PM PST 14 December 2017 In the wake of a weakening front over Vancouver Island, a ridge of
high pressure will build over the central offshore waters tonight
And Friday. Gale force northwest winds will develop off the west
coast of Vancouver Island on Friday.

An approaching frontal system will spread gale force southwesterly
winds to Bowie Friday evening.

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