Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PST 22 February 2019
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 25 to 35 knots diminishing to west 15 to 25 late this evening and to light late overnight. Wind becoming easterly 5 to 15 Saturday evening.
Showers beginning after midnight.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - east entranceIssued 4:00 PM PST 22 February 2019
'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 22 February 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 1004 mb located over Prince Rupert.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday weakening low 1011 mb located southwest
of Cape Scott.
At 4:00 a.m. PST Saturday building ridge located over northern
By 4:00 a.m. PST Sunday quasi-stationary ridge located over BC
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:55 PM PST 22 February 2019 An extensive area of low pressure, centred near Prince Rupert, will
weaken tonight and drift southwards towards Cape Scott on Saturday.
Strong to gale force northwesterly winds over northern outer-coastal
waters will ease somewhat this evening.
Strong to gale force inflow winds through Juan de Fuca Strait will
ease later this evening.
A ridge of high pressure will build over the Northern BC Interior
overnight. Strong to gale force outflow winds will develop through
the mainland inlets of the North Coast overnight and spread to the
South Coast on Saturday night.
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