Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
Issued 09:30 PM PST 19 January 2022
Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 10 to 20 knots becoming southwest 15 to 20 late overnight then increasing to west 25 to 35 early Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to west 15 to 25 early Thursday evening.
Rain changing to showers Thursday morning then to periods of drizzle Thursday evening.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - central straitIssued 9:30 PM PST 19 January 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 9:30 PM PST 19 January 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 9:30 p.m. PST tonight weakening frontal system located from
Hecate Strait to Cape Scott.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing frontal system located on a
line north-south over central Vancouver Island.
At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday ridge located west of the offshore
By 4:00 a.m. PST Friday quasi-stationary ridge located over the
At 4:00 a.m. PST Friday approaching frontal system located west
Marine Weather StatementIssued 9:36 PM PST 19 January 2022 A frontal system stretching from Hecate Strait to Northern Vancouver
Island will cross inland near or after midnight. Gale to storm force
southeasterlies over the northern and central waters will shift to
strong to gale force westerlies as the system crosses inland.
A trough rapidly following this frontal system will maintain the
strong to gale force westerlies into Thursday. The trough will
rapidly weaken through Thursday and the westerlies will ease to
generally moderate westerlies by Thursday afternoon.
Another frontal system will stall just west of Bowie Thursday night
and Friday. During this period, southerly gales will develop across
Bowie and parts of the northern waters.
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