Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance
Issued 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 2023
Today Tonight and Monday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to southeast 20 to 25 near noon and to southeast 25 to 35 early this evening. Wind becoming southeast 20 to 30 early Monday morning.
Rain this afternoon tonight and Monday. Risk of thunderstorms late Monday afternoon. Visibility as low as 1 mile in rain.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - west entranceIssued 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 2023
'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 10:30 AM PDT 24 September 2023 Today Tonight and Monday At 10:30 a.m. PDT today trough located over northern Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT today trough located over northern Bowie.
At 10:30 a.m. PDT today intensifying frontal system located
southwest of Explorer.
By 9:30 p.m. PDT tonight frontal system located off Vancouver
At 4:00 a.m. PDT Monday low 965 mb located off Explorer.
By 4:00 p.m. PDT Monday low 971 mb located over southern Bowie.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 10:09 AM PDT 24 September 2023 A series of systems will spread gale to hurricane force winds across
the British Columbia waters this evening through Monday.
Initially, a trough will bring southerly gale to storm force winds to
the central and northern waters today.
An intensifying frontal system will cross Explorer this evening,
spreading storm to local hurricane force southeasterly winds across
southern and central waters. Significant wave height of 10 metres is
expected for the northwestern half of Explorer tonight into Monday
Another intense low will move from Explorer to Bowie on Monday
maintaining gale to storm force southeast winds across much of the
marine regions. Local hurricane force southeast winds are expected
over central waters starting Monday afternoon.
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