West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 February 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind west 40 knots diminishing to northwest 30 early this morning and to west 15 to 20 early this evening. Wind diminishing to light near midnight then increasing to easterly 20 to 25 Saturday morning. Wind becoming variable 20 near noon Saturday then increasing to northwest 30 Saturday afternoon.

A few flurries or showers changing to rain or snow after midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 12 February 2016
Today Tonight and Saturday Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 early this evening and to 1 to 2 late overnight. Seas building to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind west 35 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 35.

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)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 February 2016

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying trough located over eastern
Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low located over southern
Laurentian Fan.
By 10:00 a.m. AST today low located over the southwestern Grand
Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday intensifying low 991 mb located south
of East Scotian Slope.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Saturday low 982 mb located over Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM AST 12 February 2016 A trough of low pressure over Nova Scotia will slowly move over the
marine district coming to lie over the eastern marine district this
morning. A period of gale force winds are forecast in the vicinity
Of the trough as it passes over the marine district.
Meanwhile a low pressure system will pass through Laurentian Fan
This morning. Gale force winds are forecast south of the low passing
over the Laurentian Fan.
On Saturday a low will develop south of the marine district and
Track
Through eastern waters to lie over Newfoundland by Saturday evening.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for Lurcher..
Browns Bank..Georges Bank..West Scotian Slope..Southwestern shore..
LaHave Bank..Eastern shore..Fourchu..Sable..East Scotian Slope and
Banquereau.
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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