West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 11 February 2016

Tonight and Friday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to west 35 late this evening and to west 40 to 50 after midnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 30 early Friday morning and to west 15 to 20 Friday evening.

Showers with a risk of thunderstorms changing to a few flurries or showers late this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 11 February 2016
Tonight and Friday Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 late overnight then subsiding to 2 to 3 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 11 February 2016
Saturday Wind variable 20 knots increasing to northwest 35 late in the day.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W to 4805N 5940W
to 4945N 5815W to 4815N 6300W to 4740N 6305W to 4750N 6110W to 4655N
6000W to Nova Scotia near 4615N 5955W. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 11 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5300W to 4430N 4915W to 4430N 4715W to 4715N 4515W to 4800N
4515W to 5500N 5100W to 6000N 5730W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 11 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5046N 5900W to Newfoundland near 5003N 5742W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 8:00 PM AST 11 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 11 February 2016 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying trough located over Nova
Scotia.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Friday trough located over the eastern Marine
District.

At midnight AST tonight deepening low located south of East
Scotian Slope.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Friday low located over the southwestern Grand
Banks.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:29 PM AST 11 February 2016 A through of low pressure over Nova Scotia will slowly move over the
marine district coming to lie over the eastern marine district by
Friday morning. A period of gale to storm force winds are forecast in
the vicinity of the trough as it passes over the marine district.
Meanwhile a low pressure system will develop south of the marine
district overnight passing through Laurentian Fan Friday morning.
Storm force winds are forecast south of the low passing over the
Laurentian Fan.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank..West Scotian Slope..East Scotian Slope and the southern
Half of Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for Lurcher..
Browns Bank.. LaHave Bank and the northern half of Laurentian Fan.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
Effect for Fundy..Grand Manan.. Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern
Shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern shore..Fourchu..Cabot Strait..
Banquereau..Northumberland Strait-eastern half..Gulf-Magdalen..And
Anticosti.

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