Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 January 2023
Tonight and Friday.
Wind west 5 to 15 knots increasing to west 20 early this evening and to west 20 to 30 near midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 10 early Friday morning then becoming light near noon Friday. Wind becoming easterly 10 Friday evening.
Periods of drizzle and fog patches changing to periods of rain this evening then to periods of drizzle overnight and ending Friday morning. Periods of drizzle Friday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in rain.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 4:00 PM PST 26 January 2023 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located north of Cape St. James.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday trough located over southern Vancouver
By 10:30 a.m. PST Friday building ridge located over BC interior.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:50 PM PST 26 January 2023 A trough currently over cape St. James will track southwards tonight
and lie over Southern Vancouver Island by Friday morning. Meanwhile,
a very strong ridge of high pressure will build into interior
British Columbia in the coming days. Strong to gale force northerly
winds will develop between these two features, beginning in southern
waters on Friday and spreading north Friday night into Saturday.
Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop in the coastal inlets
on Friday evening and are expected to strengthen to gale to storm
force outflow on Saturday as the ridge of high pressure builds over
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