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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 October 2019

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind northwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 30 early this afternoon then diminishing to light this evening. Wind increasing to southeast 15 to 20 late overnight and to southeast 20 to 30 early Sunday morning. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 Sunday afternoon then diminishing to southwest 10 to 15 Sunday evening.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms today changing to rain overnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 19 October 2019
Monday Wind east 10 to 20 knots becoming west 20 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to light.
Wednesday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 10:30 AM PDT 19 October 2019

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 19 October 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today departing trough located from the Gulf of
Alaska to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today frontal system located west of the offshore
waters.
By 10:30 a.m. PDT Sunday frontal system located from the North
Coast to Vancouver Island.

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Sunday low located over northern Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Sunday low located over Haida Gwaii.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 10:25 AM PDT 19 October 2019 A trough extending from the Gulf of Alaska to Vancouver Island will
cross the mainland coast and depart this morning.

Strong to gale force northwesterlies have developed west of the
trough. These winds will weaken gradually through the day to moderate
to strong northwest winds.

Another frontal system will cross the offshore waters this evening
and eventually lie stretched from Hecate Strait to Queen Charlotte
Sound to Southern Explorer by Sunday morning. The front will progress
into the inner South Coast by midday Sunday. Gale force southeast
winds will accompany the front then switch to gale force westerlies
in its wake.

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