Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait
Issued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 2022
Today Tonight and Friday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind west 15 to 20 knots diminishing to west 10 to 15 this morning then becoming variable 5 to 15 near midnight. Wind becoming easterly 10 to 15 Friday morning then increasing to easterly 15 to 25 Friday afternoon. Wind increasing to southeast 25 to 35 Friday evening.
Scattered showers ending overnight. Periods of rain Friday afternoon and evening.
Strong wind warning program has ended for the season.
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There is no ice forecast issued for this area.
Warnings (In effect)
Juan de Fuca Strait - central straitIssued 04:00 AM PST 08 December 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 4:00 AM PST 8 December 2022 Today Tonight and Friday At 4:00 a.m. PST today departing trough from low located over
Prince Rupert to McInnes Island.
At 10:30 a.m. PST today low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 9:30 p.m. PST tonight low located west of the Alaska panhandle.
At 10:00 a.m. PST Friday intensifying low 990 mb located west
By 4:00 p.m. PST Friday low 985 mb located over southwestern
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:47 AM PST 8 December 2022 A trough of low pressure extending from Prince Rupert to McInnes
Island will move eastward into interior BC departing the coastal
regions. The associated gale to storm force northwesterlies will ease
over parts of the central and northern waters this morning.
A low located over the Gulf of Alaska will approach the Alaskan
Panhandle and maintain gale force westerlies over Bowie today.
On Friday, an intensifying low will move into Southwestern Explorer.
Gale to storm force southeasterlies will develop ahead of the low
over parts of the southern and central waters. Southeasterly to
easterly gale force winds will spread into the inner waters of the
South Coast late Friday afternoon.
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