Gulf - Magdalen - northwestern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 January 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northerly 35 knots diminishing to northwest 30 early this evening and to northwest 15 near noon Thursday. Wind diminishing to light Thursday afternoon.

Flurries ending early Thursday morning.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending near noon Thursday.

Temperatures minus 2 falling to minus 7 overnight.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 28 January 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Over open water seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 this afternoon and to 2 to 3 near midnight. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 January 2015
Friday Wind southeast 15 knots becoming variable 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind easterly 25 to 35 knots backing to northerly 25 to 35.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Open water except 9 tenths of new ice including 3 tenths of grey ice east of Iles de la Madeleine and in the southern section. 

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. 6 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice on the coast of Prince Edward Island. Strong ice pressure on the coast of Prince Edward Island easing overnight. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice north of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4720N 6000W to 4800N 6130W to 4930N 6130W to 4930N 6000W to 5030N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5900W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths of new ice including 3 tenths of grey ice east of Iles de la Madeleine and in the southern section.

Ice Forecasts

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice north of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4720N 6000W to 4800N 6130W to 4930N 6130W to 4930N 6000W to 5030N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5900W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

6 tenths of grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice on the coast of Prince Edward Island. Strong ice pressure on the coast of Prince Edward Island easing overnight.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 28 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4810N 5255W to 5000N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 29 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - northwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 January 2015

'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 - northwestern half

Issued 10:00 AM AST 28 January 2015

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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 28 January 2015

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 10:00 AM AST 28 January 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 993 mb located over southwestern
Nova Scotia.
By 10:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1001 mb located over western
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday ridge located from Labrador to
Newfoundland then to Cape Cod.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:53 AM AST 28 January 2015 An area of low pressure over Southwestern Nova Scotia will cross the
province today to lie near Western Newfoundland this evening.
Gale force southerlies ahead of the low will shift to strong to gale
force northwesterlies in its wake. Winds will diminish on Thursday
As an area of high pressure builds into the district.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher..Browns Bank..Georges Bank..Southwestern
Shore..LaHave Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..Sable..
Fourchu..Northumberland Strait western half..Gulf-Magdalen
Northwestern half..Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti southeastern half.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Northumberland Strait..Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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