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Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

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Marine Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2022

Tonight and Thursday.

Wind easterly 10 to 20 knots becoming west 15 to 20 late overnight then diminishing to west 5 to 15 Thursday morning.

Rain beginning this evening changing to scattered showers Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 04:00 PM PST 07 December 2022
Friday Wind southeast 10 to 20 knots increasing to east 25 to 35 in the afternoon then veering to southeast 30 to 40 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southeast 30 to 40 knots diminishing to southerly 10 to 20 late in the day.
Sunday Wind variable 5 to 15 knots.

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Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:00 PM PST 7 December 2022 Tonight and Thursday At 4:00 p.m. PST today cold front located over Haida Gwaii.
By 11:00 p.m. PST tonight cold front located from Prince Rupert
to McInnes Island then to Tofino.

At 4:00 p.m. PST today trough from low located over Bowie extending
southeastward.
By 4:00 a.m. PST Thursday departing trough from low located from
Prince Rupert to McInnes Island.

At 10:30 a.m. PST Thursday low located over the Gulf of Alaska.
By 4:00 p.m. PST Thursday low located west of the Alaska panhandle.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:54 PM PST 7 December 2022 A cold front over Haida Gwaii will sweep across northern and central
coasts and reach southern waters late this evening.

Ahead of the front gale to storm force winds are forecast from Haida
Gwaii to the headlands of Vancouver Island. For waters of the inner
South Coast, gale force southeasterlies will develop early this
evening and persist into the overnight period.

In the wake of the front, the low associated with the frontal system
will move from Bowie to Prince Rupert tonight, and spread gale to
storm force northwesterly winds across most of the northern and
central waters.

On Thursday, another low located over the Gulf of Alaska will
approach the Alaskan Panhandle and maintain gale force westerlies
over Bowie.

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