MARINE SYNOPSIS: High pressure will remain situated over the waters the next several days, helping to maintain breezy northwesterly winds over the outer coastal waters at times and diurnal westerly pushes down the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Guidance continues to suggest a slightly weaker push of westerly winds along the Strait tonight than that of last night. While some isolated/occasional gusts to 35 kt cannot be ruled out, these aren't expected to be widespread in the U.S. waters. Thus, a small craft advisory has been maintained for tonight along the central and eastern portions of the Strait for sustained winds generally persisting at 20-30 kt. Westerly pushes on Monday and Tuesday appear stronger and thus, have issued a gale watch for the westerly push on Monday evening. Winds will also likely increase again over the coastal waters on Monday, potentially yielding additional small craft headlines. Meanwhile, seas over the coastal waters will hover between 5 and 8 feet today under persistent northwesterly winds - with the largest seas expected beyond about 30 nm from the shore. Seas look to build to 7 to 9 ft on Monday and towards 9 to 11 ft on Tuesday for the outer coastal waters. With seas dominated by short period fresh swell, expect quite choppy conditions to continue over the next few days. 14 (Issued: 825 PM PDT Sun May 28 2023 by NOAA)
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