MARINE SYNOPSIS: High pressure will remain situated over the waters the next several days, helping to maintain breezy northwesterly winds over the coastal waters at times and diurnal westerly pushes down the Strait of Juan de Fuca. A strong westerly push is expected along the central and eastern portions of the Strait again this evening- where a Gale Warning remains posted. Winds in the western Strait look to become breezy as well, so have maintained the Small Craft Advisory for this zone. Additionally, will likely see the strong push of winds bleed over into the adjacent Northern Inland Waters and Admiralty Inlet waters tonight, so have maintained the Small Craft Advisories for these areas as well. Northwesterlies will pick up across the entirety of the coastal waters this evening, with sustained winds generally persisting at 15-25 kt - Small Craft Advisories remain in effect for these areas as well. Another strong push of westerly winds looks likely along the Strait Tuesday night, so have issued another Gale Watch with the afternoon forecast package. Additional headlines will likely be in place over the next several days with breezy winds over the area waters. Current seas continue to hover between 3-5 ft and will build to 5- 7 ft tonight before peaking at 9-11 ft overnight into Tuesday morning in the outer coastal waters. With seas dominated by short period fresh swell throughout the week, can expect quite choppy conditions at times. 14 (Issued: 256 PM PDT Mon May 29 2023 by NOAA)
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