Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 04:00 AM PST 20 January 2022
Today Tonight and Friday.
Wind southerly 20 to 30 knots veering to westerly 20 to 30 early this morning then diminishing to westerly 10 to 20 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light after midnight. Wind light 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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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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