MARINE SYNOPSIS: Light southerly winds will begin to turn offshore through the day as a surface low rapidly intensifies well offshore and slides southward into Tuesday. Small Craft Advisories will go into effect this afternoon for the offshore waters then expand over the coastal waters this evening. Fraser Outflow winds will lead to strong gusts over the Northern Inland Waters into the Strait of Juan de Fuca tonight through Tuesday night. Winds look to remain below gale criteria with the stronger winds being closer to the surface low well offshore then to our south as the low dives southward. Winds will gradually ease into Tuesday night as the remaining SCAs expire for the Strait and Northern Inland Waters. Seas will increase in part with the offshore winds but look to remain below 10 feet through Tuesday. A weak surface trough will move across the area Thursday followed by a stronger frontal system into Friday, both of which look to bring another round of Small Craft Advisories to the area waters. Davis (Issued: 930 AM PDT Mon Mar 27 2023 by NOAA)
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