Gulf - Magdalen - southeastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 31 January 2015

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 after midnight then increasing to northwest 35 early Sunday morning.

Showers and fog patches changing to flurries after midnight.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning Sunday morning.

Temperatures plus 1 falling to minus 12 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 31 January 2015

Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half

Tonight and Sunday Over open water seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 this evening and to 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Tonight and Sunday Over open water seas 1 metre or less.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northeast 40 to 50 knots backing to northwest 40 to 50 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind west 15 to 20 knots backing to south 15 to 20 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Open water except 7 tenths of new ice including 3 tenths of grey ice southeast of Iles de la Madeleine. 

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice pressure warning in effect. 5 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of first-yeasr ice on the coast of Prince Edward Island. Strong ice pressure along the coast of Prince Edward Island today and Sunday. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4725N 6020W to 4825N 6150W to 4855N 6115W to 4930N 6120W 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 7 tenths of new ice including 3 tenths of grey ice southeast of Iles de la Madeleine.

Ice Forecasts

Gulf - Magdalen - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4725N 6020W to 4825N 6150W to 4855N 6115W to 4930N 6120W 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.

5 tenths of grey ice including 1 tenth of grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of first-yeasr ice on the coast of Prince Edward Island. Strong ice pressure along the coast of Prince Edward Island today and Sunday.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 31 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5245W to 5045N 4715W to 5200N 4715W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 31 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5157N 5556W to Newfoundland near 5135N 5550W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Gulf - Magdalen - southeastern half

Issued 8:00 PM AST 31 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 - southeastern half

Issued 8:00 PM AST 31 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 31 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 8:00 PM AST 31 January 2015 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 986 mb located over the eastern
Maritimes.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 986 mb located over the northern Gulf
of St. Lawrence.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday departing low 977 mb located over Labrador
Coast.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday ridge located west of the Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:53 PM AST 31 January 2015 A low pressure system over the eastern Maritimes will drift
northeastward tonight to lie over the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence
by Sunday morning and the Labrador coast Sunday evening. Strong to
gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low shift to gale force
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except georges
Bank..West Scotian Slope..East Scotian Slope and Laurentian Fan.

Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels are expected at the high tide this evening in the Gulf of St.
Lawrence.

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