Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PST 26 February 2024
Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 30 to 40 knots diminishing to west 20 to 30 early this evening and to west 10 to 20 near midnight. Wind diminishing to light early Tuesday morning then increasing to easterly 5 to 15 near noon Tuesday. Wind increasing to easterly 15 to 25 Tuesday afternoon.
Showers this afternoon. Rain or snow Tuesday afternoon and evening.
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 - east entranceIssued 6:04 PM PST 26 February 2024
'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 PM PST 26 February 2024 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough located on a line north-south over
the South Coast.
At 4:00 p.m. PST today ridge located west of Bowie.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight ridge located over northwestern Explorer.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south
By 4:00 p.m. PST Tuesday trough located on a line north-south over
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:47 PM PST 26 February 2024 A ridge of high pressure will build over Bowie late this afternoon
and move to Explorer tonight. This will support another round of
northwesterly gales south of Tofino and Juan de Fuca Strait this
Another trough will start to enter Bowie near midnight and continue
to track east into Tuesday. Southeasterly gales are expected over
northern waters overnight and spread to central waters on Tuesday.
A brief period of storm force southeasterlies is very likely to occur
from Tuesday near noon over Dixon Entrance East and Hecate Strait.
In the wake of the trough, westerly gales are expected over Bowie and
Outflow winds are also expected through the mainland inlets on
Tuesday as stronger pressure gradient forms.
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