Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PST 04 December 2023
Today Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 30 to 35 knots diminishing to southeast 20 to 30 late this morning then veering to southwest 30 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to southwest 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind southwest 10 to 20 Tuesday.
Rain changing to showers Tuesday morning. Risk of thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.
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 05:33 AM PST 04 December 2023
'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 AM PST 4 December 2023 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located over the offshore
By 10:00 p.m. PST tonight departing frontal system located over
southern Queen Charlotte Sound.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today low located northwest of Bowie.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday weakening low located over the Gulf
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:51 AM PST 4 December 2023 A frontal system is moving across the northern and central waters
this morning generating storm to gale force southeasterlies ahead of
it. The front will move into the southern waters this afternoon with
southerly gale force winds.
Across the northern and central waters, the gale to storm force
southeasterlies will veer to southwesterly gales in the wake of the
front as the Parent low moves into the vicinity this afternoon. There
may be brief bursts of southwesterly storm force winds over waters
west of Haida Gwaii tonight.
Southwesterly gales over northern and central waters will slowly
diminish on Tuesday to southwesterly strong as the low weakens.
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