Gulf - Magdalen

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northeast 40 knots diminishing to northeast 20 to 25 early this evening and to variable 10 to 15 near midnight. Wind increasing to west 20 to 30 Wednesday morning then diminishing to west 15 Wednesday evening.

Snow changing to chance of flurries this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures near minus 3.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 08 February 2016
Tonight and Tuesday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening and to 4 to 6 early Tuesday morning. Seas subsiding to 4 Tuesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2016
Thursday Wind light increasing to northwest 15 knots in the afternoon then backing to west 20 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 30 knots.
Saturday Wind west 20 knots increasing to easterly 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday Open water except 9 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice on parts of the shores. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 8 February 2016 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 4955N 5810W to 4925N 5940W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to
4835N 6255W to 4705N 6310W to 4640N 6200W to Nova Scotia near 4605N
6130W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice
on parts of the shores.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 8 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 8 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5120N 5800W to Newfoundland near 5040N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2016

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2016

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 3:00 AM AST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 976 mb located near East Scotian Slope.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 982 mb located north of
Banquereau.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 996 mb located off the East
Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 986 mb located south of East Scotian
Slope.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Wednesday departing low 982 mb located near
Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:05 AM AST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system near the East Scotian Slope will move
northeastward to lie over Banquereau this morning then over the
Avalon Peninsula this evening as it weakens. Gale to storm force
northeasterlies ahead of the low, shift to gale to storm force
westerlies south of the system. Another low pressure system will
rapidly cross slope waters tonight into Wednesday morning. Another
period of gale to storm force winds are forecast with this second
low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Eastern shore..Sable..East Scotian Slope..Fourchu..Banquereau..
Laurentian Fan..And Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for all
Other waters except..Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher..Browns Bank..
Georges Bank and West Scotian Slope. Freezing spray warnings are in
Effect for Cabot Strait..Northumberland Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..
Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

This low will also give higher than normal water levels and rough and
pounding waves for the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia. Highest water
levels will occur near the high tide this morning and minor flooding
is possible.

Marine interests are advised that a high water level warning is in
effect for Fourchu and Cabot Strait for this morning. This is due to
large waves combined with a large tide and storm surge.

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