Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PST 08 December 2022
Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 10 to 15 knots becoming variable 5 to 15 near midnight then becoming easterly 10 to 15 early Friday morning. Wind increasing to easterly 15 to 25 late Friday morning and to southeast 25 to 35 Friday afternoon.
Scattered showers ending overnight. Periods of rain Friday afternoon and evening.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 4:00 PM PST 08 December 2022
'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 PM PST 8 December 2022 Tonight and Friday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening low located west of the Alaska
At 10:00 a.m. PST Friday intensifying low 990 mb located west
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 982 mb located over southwestern
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:48 PM PST 8 December 2022 A weakening low located over the Gulf of Alaska will approach the
Alaskan Panhandle this evening. Gale force westerlies over Bowie
Will ease to moderate tonight.
On Friday, an intensifying low will move into Southwestern Explorer.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low
over parts of the southern and central waters. Southeasterly to
easterly gale force winds will spread into the inner waters of the
South Coast late Friday afternoon.
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