Prince of Wales

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 05:30 PM EDT 17 August 2017

Tonight and Friday.

Wind southeast 20 knots diminishing to light after midnight. Wind light Friday.

Fog patches.

Waves

Issued 05:30 PM EDT 17 August 2017
Tonight and Friday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 05:30 PM EDT 17 August 2017
Saturday Wind light becoming west 15 knots late in the day.
Sunday Wind west 15 knots diminishing to light.
Monday Wind light becoming northeast 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 17 August 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northern section. Strong ice pressure on parts of the coast of Banks Island easing Friday morning. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 17 August 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from 7045N 14100W to 7115N 13045W to Banks
Island near 7210N 12545W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Banks Island near 7125N 12100W to
7115N 11955W to Victoria Island near 7150N 11905W. Sea ice north of
the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Victoria Island near 6900N 10150W to
6835N 10020W to King William Island near 6855N 9920W. Sea ice north
of the ice edge.

Fourth ice edge estimated from King William Island near 6900N 9550W
to Boothia Peninsula near 6935N 9450W. Sea ice northwest of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

2 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 7
tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the
northern section. Strong ice pressure on parts of the coast of Banks
Island easing Friday morning.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Ice pressure warning in effect

Prince of Wales

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 17 August 2017

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 6:30 AM MDT 17 August 2017 Today Tonight and Friday At 1200 UTC Thursday low 1001 mb located at 73N 62W.
By 0000 UTC Saturday low 1005 mb located at 65N 56W.

At 1200 UTC Thursday building ridge from 1028 mb high located from
79N 38W to 78N 90W.
By 0000 UTC Saturday weakening ridge located over northern
Ellesmere Island.

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