Georges Bank

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 07 February 2016

Tonight and Monday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northeast 25 near midnight and to northeast 40 early Monday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 50 late Monday morning then diminishing to northerly 35 to 45 Monday evening.

Rain beginning near midnight with a risk of thunderstorms. Visibility 1 mile or less in rain.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 07 February 2016
Tonight and Monday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 early Monday morning and to 7 to 10 Monday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to north 15 in the afternoon.
Wednesday Wind west 10 to 15 knots.
Thursday Wind west 20 knots.

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

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Georges Bank

Issued 8:00 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 7 February 2016 Tonight and Monday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing cold front located over
Banquereau.

At midnight AST tonight deepening low 981 mb located off Cape
Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Monday low 973 mb located near West Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:56 PM AST 7 February 2016 A cold front currently crossing Banquereau will move to lie east of
the district later this evening. Strong to gale force southwesterlies
ahead of the front veer to strong to gale force northwesterlies
behind it.

A rapidly intensifying low pressure system off the Carolina coast
will move northeastward tonight and Monday to lie over the slope
waters 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, and a run of higher than normal
tides, will result in higher than normal water levels along the south
shore of Nova Scotia at high tide Monday evening and again on Tuesday
morning.

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