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Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 09 February 2016

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots diminishing to light near noon then increasing to north 20 to 30 early this evening. Wind diminishing to west 15 after midnight and to light early Wednesday morning. Wind increasing to southwest 20 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Rain or snow late this afternoon and this evening. A few showers beginning early Wednesday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 09 February 2016
Today Tonight and Wednesday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 late this afternoon and to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 09 February 2016
Thursday Wind west 25 knots increasing to west 35 late in the day.
Friday Wind west 25 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind variable 15 knots increasing to west 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 4955N 5810W to 4920N 5945W to 4920N 6110W to 4850N 6110W to
4835N 6255W to 4705N 6310W to 4640N 6200W 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 4700N 6205W to 4650N 6140W to 4725N 6115W 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 9 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4500N 4800W to 4515N 4645W to 4745N 4415W to 4845N
4415W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5800W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 9 Feb estimated from Newfoundland
near 5040N 5725W to Quebec near 5120N 5800W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 9 February 2016 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today low 978 mb located over Banquereau.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 982 mb located north of
Banquereau.

At 10:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 996 mb located off the East
Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 986 mb located south of East Scotian
Slope.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Wednesday departing low 982 mb located near
Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM AST 9 February 2016 An intense low pressure system over Banquereau will move
northeastward to lie over the Avalon Peninsula this evening as it
weakens. Gale to storm force northeasterlies ahead of the low shift
to gale to storm force westerlies south of the system. Another low
pressure system will rapidly cross slope waters tonight into
Wednesday morning. Another period of gale to storm force winds are
forecast with this second low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Laurentian Fan..And Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in
Effect for East Scotian Slope southeastern half..Fourchu..
Gulf-Magdalen..Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti. Freezing spray
Warnings are in effect for Cabot Strait..Northumberland
Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

This low will also give higher than normal water levels and rough and
pounding waves for the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia. Highest water
levels will occur near the high tide this morning and minor flooding
is possible.

Marine interests are advised that a high water level warning is in
effect for Fourchu and Cabot Strait for this morning. This is due to
large waves combined with a large tide and storm surge.

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