Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait


Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2019

Tonight and Tuesday.

Wind westerly 10 to 20 knots becoming easterly 10 to 20 early this evening then diminishing to light early Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to westerly 10 to 20 near noon Tuesday.

Showers ending early Tuesday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PDT 20 May 2019
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind west 10 to 15 knots increasing to west 15 to 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind light increasing to west 20 to 30 knots.

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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.


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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PDT 20 May 2019 Tonight and Tuesday At 4:00 p.m. PDT today low located west of Explorer.
By 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday low located off Oregon Coast.

At 4:00 p.m. PDT today quasi-stationary trough located over BC

At 4:00 a.m. PDT Tuesday quasi-stationary ridge located west of
the offshore waters.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:46 PM PDT 20 May 2019 A frontal system west of Explorer this afternoon will approach the
Oregon coast tonight. In the wake of the system, strong to gale force
northerly winds will develop tonight over the southern half of Bowie.

A ridge of high pressure will build offshore on Tuesday. Strong to
gale force northwesterly winds will develop west of Vancouver Island
on Tuesday afternoon.

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