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
825 PM PDT Sun May 28 2023
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