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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2020

Today Tonight and Friday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind easterly 15 to 25 knots diminishing to easterly 5 to 15 near noon then increasing to southeast 15 to 25 near midnight. Wind backing to easterly 10 to 20 near noon Friday.

Rain beginning overnight changing to showers Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2020
Saturday Wind northeasterly 15 to 25 knots.
Sunday Wind easterly 20 to 30 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind light.

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Warnings

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 04:00 AM PDT 22 October 2020

'Strong' winds of 20 to 33 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 PDT 22 October 2020 Today Tonight and Friday At noon PDT today frontal system located over Bowie.
By 11:00 a.m. PDT Friday departing frontal system located over
Juan de Fuca Strait.

By 5:00 p.m. PDT Friday building ridge located over BC interior.

At 8:00 p.m. PDT Friday quasi-stationary trough located west of
Vancouver Island.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:38 AM PDT 22 October 2020 A frontal system will move across the northern and central waters
today producing southeasterly gale force winds from Bowie to waters
surrounding Northern Vancouver Island. Winds will ease to strong
northeasterly overnight in Bowie and late Friday morning across
waters surrounding Northern Vancouver Island.

A trough develops west of Vancouver Island late Friday in the
Wake of the frontal system. Gale force northwesterlies will develop
over Southeastern Explorer and parts of West Coast Vancouver Island
South Friday night.

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