Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance
Issued 04:00 PM PST 09 December 2022
Tonight and Saturday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 35 to 45 knots becoming southeast 45 early this evening with gusts to 50 and becoming southeast 35 to 45 near midnight. Wind diminishing to southeast 25 to 35 late overnight and to southeast 15 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind becoming west 15 early Saturday afternoon.
Periods of 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 - east entranceIssued 4:00 PM PST 09 December 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 PM PST 9 December 2022 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PST today low 982 mb located over southwestern
By 9:30 p.m. PST Saturday low located south of Explorer.
At 4:00 p.m. PST Saturday approaching ridge located west of the
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:56 PM PST 9 December 2022 A low has stalled over Explorer. The low will drift southwards,
exiting the region late on Saturday. A ridge well west of the
offshore waters will gradually approach the region through the
In between the low and Vancouver Island, storm force southeasterlies
will diminish to gale force late this evening and to moderate to
strong after midnight.
For inner south-coast waters, gale force southeasterlies will
continue through the night, and are expected to ease through the
morning on Saturday. Storm force gusts are possible for the eastern
entrance of Juan de Fuca Strait this evening.
Gale force northerly winds will follow the departure of the low over
most outer coastal waters. Expect strong outflow winds to develop
near north and Central Coast inlets tonight. These winds will likely
strengthen through the weekend.
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