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JuandeFuca

    Juan de Fuca Strait - east entrance

    Issued 09:30 PM PDT 12 April 2024 by EnvCanada

    Forecast for Tonight and Saturday.
    Wind light becoming northeast 5 to 15 knots early Saturday morning then becoming light Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 10 to 20 early Saturday evening.

    Extended Forecast
    Sunday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
    Monday: Wind west 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
    Tuesday: Wind west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.
    Issued 04:00 PM PDT 12 April 2024
    Juan de Fuca Strait - central strait

    Issued 09:30 PM PDT 12 April 2024 by EnvCanada

    Forecast for Tonight and Saturday.
    Wind light becoming northeast 5 to 15 knots early Saturday morning then becoming light Saturday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 10 to 20 early Saturday evening.

    Extended Forecast
    Sunday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
    Monday: Wind west 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
    Tuesday: Wind west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.
    Issued 04:00 PM PDT 12 April 2024
    Juan de Fuca Strait - west entrance

    Issued 09:30 PM PDT 12 April 2024 by EnvCanada

    Forecast for Tonight and Saturday.
    Wind northwest 10 knots becoming light late this evening then becoming southeast 5 to 15 early Saturday morning. Wind becoming light Saturday afternoon.

    Extended Forecast
    Sunday: Wind west 10 to 20 knots increasing to west 30 to 40 in the afternoon.
    Monday: Wind west 20 knots increasing to west 25 to 35.
    Tuesday: Wind west 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light.
    Issued 04:00 PM PDT 12 April 2024
    Haro Strait

    Issued 09:30 PM PDT 12 April 2024 by EnvCanada

    Forecast for Tonight and Saturday.
    Wind northerly 5 to 15 knots becoming light Saturday afternoon.

    Extended Forecast
    Sunday: Wind light increasing to southwest 15 to 25 knots in the afternoon.
    Monday: Wind southwest 15 to 25 knots.
    Tuesday: Wind northwest 5 to 15 knots becoming light late in the day.
    Issued 04:00 PM PDT 12 April 2024

    Strait of Georgia - south of Nanaimo
      
    STRONG WIND WARNING IN EFFECT

    Issued 9:30 PM PDT 12 April 2024 by EnvCanada

    Forecast for Tonight and Saturday.
    Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots tonight and Saturday.

    Extended Forecast
    Sunday: Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
    Monday: Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
    Tuesday: Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
    Issued 04:00 PM PDT 12 April 2024
    Strait of Georgia - north of Nanaimo
      
    STRONG WIND WARNING IN EFFECT

    Issued 9:30 PM PDT 12 April 2024 by EnvCanada

    Forecast for Tonight and Saturday.
    Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots except northwest 10 over northern sections late this evening. Wind becoming northwest 15 early Saturday morning then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 early Saturday evening.

    Extended Forecast
    Sunday: Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
    Monday: Wind northwest 15 to 25 knots.
    Tuesday: Wind northwest 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
    Issued 04:00 PM PDT 12 April 2024
    West Coast Vancouver Island South
      
    GALE WARNING IN EFFECT

    Issued 9:30 PM PDT 12 April 2024 by EnvCanada

    Forecast for Tonight and Saturday.
    Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots except northwest 15 to 25 near the coast south of Tofino. Wind becoming northwest 20 to 30 near midnight except north 10 near the coast south of Tofino overnight and Saturday morning.

    Waves for Today Tonight and Saturday.
    Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 2 to 3 early this evening.

    Extended Forecast
    Sunday: Wind northwest 20 to 30 knots becoming northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
    Monday: Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.
    Tuesday: Wind northwest 25 knots veering to north 10 to 20.
    Issued 04:00 PM PDT 12 April 2024

Washington State Forecast Discussion

Western Washington


098
FXUS66 KSEW 122150
AFDSEW

Area Forecast Discussion
National Weather Service Seattle WA
250 PM PDT Fri Apr 12 2024

.SYNOPSIS...Weak high pressure will begin to build over the region
and last throughout the weekend, bringing with it a warming
and drying trend. Upper-level troughing returns on Monday with
showers and cooler temps. This will only be a brief interlude as
upper level ridging is expected to return for much of next week.

&&

.SHORT TERM /TONIGHT THROUGH MONDAY/...Current satellite shows most
of the low clouds that been present this morning have since lifted
and/or scattered out. The only place they continue to linger is
along the Strait of Juan de Fuca, where they cling tenaciously.
While that is serving to keep that area cool, the remainder of W WA
is warming with 2 PM PDT temps generally in the mid to upper 50s
with a few isolated lower 60s out there. As such, inherited high
temp forecast for today looks to be on track.

Weak upper level ridging will be the main headline for the short
term, not only making for dry conditions but also with warmer
daytime highs. Mid 50s to around 60 expected in the interior
lowlands today then warming even further to the lower to mid 60s for
Saturday. A little cooling is expected Sunday ahead of the next
frontal system...most notably along the coast where temps will cool
back into the mid to upper 50s while the interior remains warm with
highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s.

The next chance for rain could sneak into the area as early as
Sunday night...mainly in the higher elevations...but more widespread
rainfall looks to hold off until a dissipating front passes through
the area throughout the day Monday. Neither deterministic nor
ensemble models seem particularly wowed by this system with
deterministic models appearing to be rather splotchy with precip
while ensembles lean toward fairly small precip amounts...generally
under one-tenth of an inch. This system will knock temps down a bit
to just a degree or two below normal with daytime highs in the lower
to mid 50s.

Overnight lows throughout the near term are pretty uniform with each
night getting down into the lower to mid 40.

18

.LONG TERM /TUESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY/...Some precip from the
aforementioned frontal system cloud linger into Tuesday, mainly
south and east of the Sound. Conditions dry out pretty quickly by
late Tuesday afternoon as another upper level ridge prepares to take
over the weather in the region. Deterministic models differ greatly
on the strength and orientation of the ridge all the while ensemble
solutions are mostly in lockstep advertising persistent dry
conditions, with only a handful of members disagreeing with that.
The dissenters, much like the deterministic models, also disagree on
details with one another. The NBM is favoring an extended dry period
for the majority of the long term and see no reason to disagree with
it at this time.

As one would expect with a prolonged ridge, a warming trend will be
the story for the extended period. Tuesday sees daytime highs akin
to those of Monday with most spots only getting into the lower to
mid 50s...however there look to be some spots in the SW interior
that could push into the upper 50s. Wednesday nudges a little warmer
with highs in the upper 50s to lower 60s. Thursday increases more
with mid to upper 60s and Friday may give the area a warm start to
the weekend as interior locations close in on 70.

&&

.AVIATION...Southwesterly flow aloft as an upper-level trough moves
southward into California. Mostly VFR conditions this afternoon as
cloud cover has largely scattered out, with the exception of CLM.
Skies should remain mostly clear overnight and into tomorrow, with
VFR conditions through the TAF period. Some low stratus may develop
along the Pacific coast and along the Cascade foothills (which may
impact PAE), but the confidence in either of these events occuring
tomorrow morning is fairly low, and will not be included in the TAF
with this update.

Winds remain north/northeasterly across the region at around 8 to 12
kt with occasional gusts to 15 to 20 kt. Winds will ease this
evening to around 5 to 8 kt before returning to 8 to 12 kt again
tomorrow, with directions staying consistent.

KSEA...VFR through the TAF period with mostly clear skies. Northerly
winds 8 to 12 kt (with occasional gusts up to 20 kt) easing tonight
before coming back up tomorrow.

LH

&&

.MARINE...High pressure continues to build well offshore of western
Washington. This high pressure system will slowly creep its way
eastward towards the region this weekend and into the beginning of
next week. As a result, northwesterly winds will slowly build
through the course of this weekend. A Small Craft Advisory will go
into effect tonight for the coastal waters 10-60 NM out. The
pressure gradient looks to sharply increase on Sunday, which will
develop stronger winds through the northern portions of the coastal
waters, as well a solid push through the Strait of Juan de Fuca,
which will likely reach Small Craft Advisory levels, with gusts
reaching up to gale force possible. Winds look to ease into next
week as the high pressure system looks to center itself over the
region.

Seas 6 to 8 ft will gently rise Sunday to 9 to 12 ft, with the
highest waves over the northern coastal waters up towards Vancouver
Island. With the persistent northwesterly winds, waves will become
steep on Sunday with heights 9 to 12 ft with a 9 second period. This
sea state will likely persist into Monday, through could linger as
late as early Tuesday.

LH

&&

.HYDROLOGY...No river flooding is expected through the next seven
days.


&&

.SEW WATCHES/WARNINGS/ADVISORIES...
WA...None.
PZ...Small Craft Advisory until 11 PM PDT Saturday for Coastal Waters
From Cape Flattery To James Island 10 To 60 Nm-Coastal
Waters From James Island To Point Grenville 10 To 60 Nm-
Coastal Waters From Point Grenville To Cape Shoalwater 10
To 60 Nm.


&&


Victoria

Victoria from EC 4:00 PM Friday Apr 12, 2024


Tonight
Clear. Wind north 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 4.
Saturday
Sunny. Wind north 20 km/h. High 16 except 13 near the water. UV index 4 or moderate.
Night
Clear. Low plus 4.
Sunday
Sunny. Windy. High 14.
Night
Cloudy periods. Low plus 4.
Monday
A mix of sun and cloud. High 11.
Night
Cloudy periods. Low plus 2.
Tuesday
A mix of sun and cloud. High 14.
Night
Cloudy periods. Low plus 2.
Wednesday
A mix of sun and cloud. High 15.
Night
Cloudy periods. Low plus 3.
Thursday
A mix of sun and cloud. High 16.

Current Conditions:
Clear, 9.3°C

Observed at: Victoria Int'l Airport 10:00 PM PDT Friday 12 April 2024
Condition: Clear
Temperature: 9.3°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.2 kPa falling
Visibility: 32 km
Humidity: 70 %
Dewpoint: 4.1°C
Wind: WSW 15 km/h
Air Quality Health Index: 3

Nanaimo from EC 6:02 PM Friday Apr 12, 2024


Tonight
A few clouds. Fog patches developing before morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low plus 4.
Saturday
A mix of sun and cloud. Becoming sunny in the morning. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate.
Night
Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h. Low plus 4.
Sunday
Sunny. High 16.
Night
Clear. Low plus 4.
Monday
Sunny. High 12.
Night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Tuesday
Sunny. High 13.
Night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Wednesday
Sunny. High 14.
Night
Clear. Low plus 3.
Thursday
Sunny. High 15.

Current Conditions:
9.0°C

Observed at: Nanaimo Airport 10:00 PM PDT Friday 12 April 2024
Temperature: 9.0°C
Pressure: 101.3 kPa
Humidity: 65 %
Dewpoint: 2.8°C
Wind: W 6 km/h
Air Quality Health Index: 2

Port Alberni from EC 4:00 PM Friday Apr 12, 2024


Tonight
Clear. Fog patches developing overnight. Low zero.
Saturday
Mainly sunny. Fog patches dissipating in the morning. High 16. UV index 4 or moderate.
Night
Clear. Fog patches developing before morning. Low plus 2.
Sunday
Sunny. High 17.
Night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Monday
Sunny. High 13.
Night
Clear. Low plus 1.
Tuesday
Sunny. High 14.
Night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Wednesday
Sunny. High 15.
Night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Thursday
Sunny. High 15.

Current Conditions:
5.0°C

Observed at: Port Alberni 10:00 PM PDT Friday 12 April 2024
Temperature: 5.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.4 kPa rising
Humidity: 93 %
Dewpoint: 3.9°C
Wind: calm km/h
Air Quality Health Index: n/a

Tofino from EC 4:00 PM Friday Apr 12, 2024


Tonight
Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light this evening. Low plus 4.
Saturday
Mainly sunny. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h in the afternoon. High 13. UV index 4 or moderate.
Night
Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h becoming light in the evening. Low plus 4.
Sunday
Sunny. Windy. High 13.
Night
Clear. Low plus 3.
Monday
Sunny. High 11.
Night
Clear. Low zero.
Tuesday
Sunny. High 13.
Night
Clear. Low plus 1.
Wednesday
Sunny. High 14.
Night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Thursday
Sunny. High 14.

Current Conditions:
6.0°C

Observed at: Tofino Airport 10:00 PM PDT Friday 12 April 2024
Temperature: 6.0°C
Pressure: 101.3 kPa
Humidity: 91 %
Dewpoint: 4.6°C
Wind: N 8 km/h
Air Quality Health Index: n/a

Comox from EC 4:00 PM Friday Apr 12, 2024


Tonight
A few clouds. Wind becoming northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40 this evening. Low plus 4.
Saturday
Mainly sunny. Wind northwest 20 km/h. High 15. UV index 4 or moderate.
Night
Clear. Wind northwest 20 km/h gusting to 40. Low plus 4.
Sunday
Sunny. High 16.
Night
Clear. Low plus 4.
Monday
Sunny. High 12.
Night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Tuesday
Sunny. High 13.
Night
Clear. Low plus 2.
Wednesday
Sunny. High 14.
Night
Clear. Low plus 3.
Thursday
Sunny. High 15.

Current Conditions:
Clear, 9.0°C

Observed at: Comox Airport 10:00 PM PDT Friday 12 April 2024
Condition: Clear
Temperature: 9.0°C
Pressure / Tendency: 101.4 kPa falling
Visibility: 32 km
Humidity: 62 %
Dewpoint: 2.0°C
Wind: NW 17 km/h
Air Quality Health Index: 2


NeahBay








Victoria







Model Info

  • Wind speed is shown in knots.
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  • Model-1 (UW): University of Washington WRF-GFS 4km model updated 2x/day at ~1010am/1010pm.
  • Model-2 (EC): 2.5km (1-48hrs), 10km (49-84hrs) and 15km (93-210hrs) HRDPS Continental Model from Environment Canada updated 4x/day ~5am/11am/5pm/11pm.



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