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Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Strong wind warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots diminishing to light early this evening then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 early Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northwest 25 early Saturday afternoon then diminishing to northwest 15 Saturday evening.

Showers ending Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 18 October 2019
Sunday Wind southeast 20 to 30 knots becoming west 20 to 30 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 20 knots becoming southeast 10 to 20.
Tuesday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots.

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Ice Conditions

There is no ice forecast issued for this area.

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Strong wind warning in effect

Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 18 October 2019

'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 PM PDT 18 October 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located from the Gulf of Alaska to
the offshore waters.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Saturday trough located from the Gulf of Alaska
to the South Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT Saturday frontal system located west of the
offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 4:01 PM PDT 18 October 2019 A trough extending from the Gulf of Alaska to Northern Explorer will
extend southeastwards tonight to lie over the South Coast Saturday
morning.

Moderate to strong west or southwesterlies will prevail over most
marine waters tonight. Strong to gale force northwesterlies will
develop over the offshore waters tonight behind trough as it extends
towards the South Coast. Winds will weaken to moderate to strong
northwest winds on Saturday.

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