East Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 18 January 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Wind east 25 knots backing to northeast 20 near noon Thursday.

A few showers beginning late Thursday afternoon and ending Thursday evening.


Issued 05:00 PM AST 18 January 2017
Tonight and Thursday Seas 2 metres building to 3 late this evening then subsiding to 2 early Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 January 2017
Friday Wind north 25 knots increasing to north 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind northwest 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20.
Sunday Wind light increasing to northeast 20 knots late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4655N 6045W to 4610N 6150W
to 4750N 6055W to 4720N 6330W to 4905N 6340W to 4840N 6150W to 5015N
5800W to 4830N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4805N 5905W. Sea ice north
and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2017

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5100N 5600W to 5030N 4900W to 5200N 4900W to 5300N 5000W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5128N 5649W to Newfoundland near 5118N 5640W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

No watches or warnings in effect.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 18 January 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located from Labrador to New
Brunswick then to Laurentian Fan.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located over Newfoundland extending

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1000 mb located south of Georges Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday intensifying low 994 mb located south
of East Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:38 PM AST 18 January 2017 A ridge of high pressure over eastern marine waters will continue to
slowly push eastward tonight. Moderate to strong northerlies ahead of
the ridge diminish in its vicinity. A deepening low south of Georges
Bank will track slowly eastward to lie south of Laurentian Fan
Thursday evening. This low is giving strong to gale force easterlies
to southwestern waters which will diminish below warning status
overnight tonight.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank-southern half and West Scotian Slope-southern half.

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