Laurentian Fan


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 07 February 2016

Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 this evening then increasing to northeast 25 after midnight. Wind increasing to northeast 35 Monday morning and to east 40 to 50 Monday afternoon. Wind diminishing to southeast 35 Monday evening.

A few showers ending near midnight. Rain beginning early Monday morning with risk of thunderstorms. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.


Issued 05:00 PM AST 07 February 2016
Tonight and Monday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 5 early Monday afternoon and to 5 to 7 Monday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind southwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to west 25 to 30 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 20 knots diminishing to light.
Thursday Wind variable 20 knots becoming west 20.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W 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

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 7 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4515N 4800W to 4530N 4645W to 4800N 4445W to 4830N
4445W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 7 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5105N 5843W to Newfoundland near 5021N 5732W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 3:30 PM AST 07 February 2016

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 7 February 2016 Tonight and Monday At 3:30 p.m. AST today cold front located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing cold front located over

At midnight AST tonight deepening low 981 mb located off Cape
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 973 mb located near Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:21 PM AST 7 February 2016 A cold front stretching from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia
will move to lie over Banquereau this evening. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies ahead of the front veer to strong to gale force
northwesterlies behind it.

A low pressure system forming northeast of Florida will rapidly
intensify tonight as it moves northeastward to lie near george's bank
Monday evening. Gale to storm force northeasterlies are expected as
the low approaches.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Lurcher..Browns Bank..George's bank..Southwestern shore..Lahave
Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..Sable..East Scotian Slope..
Banquereau and Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters. Freezing spray warnings remain in effect for
Fourchu..Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St Lawrence waters.
A combination of pounding surf at Monday's high tide will result in
higher than normal water levels along the south shore of Nova Scotia.

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