West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 January 2018

Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 20 to 25 knots increasing to northeast 35 this evening then diminishing to north 20 to 25 early Friday morning. Wind backing to northwesterly 15 to 20 near noon Friday.

Showers ending Friday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 18 January 2018
Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 this morning then building to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas building to 3 to 4 late overnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 near noon Friday.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 January 2018
Saturday Wind northwest 15 knots backing to southwest 15 in the morning then increasing to southwest 35 in the afternoon.
Sunday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Monday Wind northerly 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2018 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4840N 6135W to 4945N 6050W then
northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4945N 6050W to 5030N 5810W to 4820N
5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north and east of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5400N 5718W to 5400N 5200W to 5500N 5200W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 3:30 PM AST 18 January 2018

'Gale' force winds of 34 to 47 knots are occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Watch for updated statements. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 18 January 2018 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 1002 mb located over central
Newfoundland.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 997 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today intensifying low 994 mb located southwest
of Georges Bank.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Friday low 990 mb located south of Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:19 PM AST 18 January 2018 A low pressure system currently southwest of Georges Bank will
continue to intensify this evening and track south of the marine
district tonight and Friday. Increasing northeasterly winds ahead of
this system will reach gale force over southwestern waters this
evening and spread eastward across southern waters throughout Friday.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope and Laurentian
Fan.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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