Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2023
Today Tonight and Monday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind easterly 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 15 to 20 early this morning and to southeast 20 to 25 near noon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening then becoming southeast 20 to 30 Monday morning.
Scattered showers ending this morning. Rain this afternoon tonight and Monday. Risk of thunderstorms late Monday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 04:00 AM PDT 24 September 2023
'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 AM PDT 24 September 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 4:00 a.m. PDT today trough located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located over northern Bowie.
At 10:00 a.m. PDT today intensifying frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Vancouver
At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low 964 mb located off Explorer.
By 11:00 p.m. PDT Monday low 974 mb located over southern Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:33 AM PDT 24 September 2023 A series of systems will spread gale to hurricane force winds across
the British Columbia waters this evening through Monday.
Initially, a trough will bring southerly gale and storm force winds
to the central and northern waters today.
An intensifying frontal system will cross Explorer this evening,
spreading storm to local hurricane force southeasterly winds across
southern and central waters. Significant wave height of 10 metres is
expected for the northwestern half of Explorer tonight into Monday
Another intense low will move from Explorer to Bowie on Monday
maintaining gale to storm force southeast winds across much of the
marine region. Local hurricane force southeast winds are expected
over central waters starting Monday afternoon.
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