Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PST 03 February 2023
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southerly 35 knots with gusts to 45 diminishing to southwest 30 this evening and to southeast 15 to 20 late overnight. Wind becoming southeast 15 to 25 Saturday afternoon.
Rain. 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 9:30 PM PST 03 February 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 9:30 PM PST 3 February 2023 Tonight and Saturday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight dissipating frontal system located over
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight departing trough located over Vancouver
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight frontal system located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday frontal system located over Haida Gwaii.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:22 PM PST 3 February 2023 Strong to gale force southeast winds will ease this evening as a
trough over Vancouver Island moves inland, though there will be a
brief period of southwest gales across West Coast Vancouver Island
South and the mouth of Juan de Fuca Strait this evening in the wake
of the trough.
Another frontal system will approach the BC coast
Saturday morning producing widespread gale to storm force
southeasterly winds. This system will cross Haida Gwaii Saturday
evening with northwest gales developing in its wake.
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