Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southwest 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35 early this morning then diminishing to west 15 to 25 early this evening. Wind becoming west 15 overnight. Wind west 5 to 15 Friday.
Rain changing to showers early this morning then to periods of drizzle this evening. Fog patches forming after midnight and dissipating Friday morning.
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 - central straitIssued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 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 AM PST 20 January 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today frontal system located on a line north-south
over central Vancouver Island.
By 7:00 a.m. PST today departing frontal system located on a line
north-south over the Lower Mainland.
At 4:00 a.m. PST today trough located over Bowie.
By 10:30 a.m. PST today dissipating trough located over Queen
At 10:30 a.m. PST today ridge located west of the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight quasi-stationary frontal system located
west of Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:57 AM PST 20 January 2022 A weakened frontal system over Vancouver Island will depart the South
Coast to the east this morning. In the wake of the system, gale force
westerlies will develop through Juan de Fuca Strait this morning and
continue into this evening before easing.
A trough over offshore waters this morning is maintaining widespread
strong to gale force westerlies across most outer and offshore
waters. The trough will rapidly weaken through the day and the
westerlies will ease to generally moderate speeds by this afternoon.
Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie tonight and
Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.
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