East Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 15 knots increasing to southwest 20 to 25 early this morning and to southwest 35 late this morning. Wind veering to northwest 35 this afternoon then diminishing to northwest 25 Tuesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Tuesday evening.

Rain changing to a few flurries early this evening and ending Tuesday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

A risk of freezing spray over northern sections Tuesday afternoon.

Temperatures plus 6 rising to plus 12 this afternoon then falling to minus 3 Tuesday afternoon.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 02 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 4 to 6 late this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southwest 35 in the morning then diminishing to southwest 25 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind westerly 25 knots.
Friday Wind northerly 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 1 March 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5650W to 4730N 5730W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 1 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5252W to 4700N 5030W to 4717N 4700W to 5000N 4645W to 5159N
4700W to 6000N 5744W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 1 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 1016 mb located near
Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 980 mb located over
southern Newfoundland.

At 8:00 a.m. AST Tuesday ridge located from Quebec to the East
Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
the western Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:45 AM AST 2 March 2015 A low pressure system will intensify as it tracks across the marine
district today. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of the low
will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.
The northwesterly winds will reach storm force over northeastern

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Cabot Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern
Shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.

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