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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind easterly 5 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 this morning then veering to southwest 25 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to east 15 this evening then increasing to southeast 25 overnight. Wind increasing to south 25 to 35 Friday morning then diminishing to south 15 to 25 Friday evening.

Periods of rain.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021
Saturday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.
Sunday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.
Monday Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots.

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Gale warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 March 2021

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 AM PST 4 March 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today deepening low 990 mb located southwest
of Explorer.
By 7:00 p.m. PST tonight low 982 mb located over Haida Gwaii.

At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday low 990 mb located over southwestern
Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday high 994 mb located near Cape Scott.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:57 AM PST 4 March 2021 A deepening low will track northwards across Explorer this morning
and lie over Haida Gwaii in the evening. Ahead of the low, gale to
storm force southerlies will increase to storm to hurricane force
near the low. Winds will shift to storm to hurricane force westerly
in its wake and near the low.

Another low will move over west coast Vancouver Island on Friday.
Winds will increase to gale to storm force southerly off Vancouver
Island and strong to gale force southeast over inner waters Friday
morning.

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