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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023

Tonight and Wednesday.

Wind west 15 to 25 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 late overnight and to light early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southeast 10 to 15 early Wednesday afternoon and to southeast 15 to 20 Wednesday evening.

Periods of rain ending after midnight. Periods of rain Wednesday late in the day.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 February 2023
Thursday Wind east 10 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 30 in the afternoon then veering to southwest 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind south 15 to 25 knots veering to west 10 to 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.

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Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 7 February 2023 Tonight and Wednesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1002 mb located over northern Hecate
Strait.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Wednesday frontal system located over Bowie.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM PST 7 February 2023 A 1002 millibar low will approach the mainland North Coast this
evening. Local storm force westerlies can be expected
South of the low. Gale force outflow can be expected near midday
Near Portland Inlet. Winds will ease to moderate to strong
Westerlies in the wake of the low tonight.

A new Pacific front will approach the coast on Wednesday. The front
will bring widespread gale to storm force southeasterlies to
Offshore waters on Wednesday morning and then to all northern and
central waters by Wednesday afternoon and Wednesday evening.
Hurricane force southeasterlies will develop over Northern Vancouver
Island late Wednesday evening.

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