West Baffin - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 16 August 2017

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 10 to 15 knots except west 20 to 25 near Bylot island. Wind becoming northwest 25 early this afternoon then increasing to north 35 after midnight. Wind north 35 Thursday.

Waves

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 16 August 2017
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 4 to 6 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 3 to 4 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 16 August 2017
Friday Wind north 30 knots diminishing to north 15 in the morning.
Saturday Wind light.
Sunday Wind light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 15 August 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday Bergy water. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 15 August 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 6135N 6335W to 6255N 6045W to 6510N
5745W then northeastward. Sea ice northwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 7325N 6620W to 7350N 7600W to Devon
Island near 7435N 8025W. Sea ice south and west of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Devon Island near 7435N 8015W to 7440N
7805W to 7610N 7425W then northeastward. Sea ice northwest of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Bergy water.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Baffin - northern half

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 16 August 2017

'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 6:30 AM MDT 16 August 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday At 1200 UTC Wednesday deepening low 1006 mb located at 74N 60W.
By 0000 UTC Friday low 993 mb located at 71N 60W.

At 1200 UTC Wednesday building ridge located from 80N 92W to
63N 92W.
By 0000 UTC Friday weakening ridge located over Ellesmere Island.

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