West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 January 2015

Today Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 40 to 45 knots veering to west 30 to 35 this morning then diminishing to northwest 25 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 overnight then veering to north 15 Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to light Thursday evening.

A few flurries or a few showers ending Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 28 January 2015
Today Tonight and Thursday Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 near noon and to 3 to 4 early this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 late overnight and to 1 to 2 Thursday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 January 2015
Friday Wind southerly 20 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind westerly 35 knots.
Sunday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 27 January 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W to Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice north of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4720N 6005W to 4805N 6130W to 4850N 6100W to 4925N 6115W to 4935N 6000W to 5035N 5745W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5905W. Sea ice west and north and east of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 27 January 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near 4835N 5300W to 5030N 4800W to 5200N 4800W to 6000N 5800W. Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 28 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast near 5200N 5600W to Newfoundland near 5130N 5600W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 28 January 2015

'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 28 January 2015 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 981 mb located over Browns Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1001 mb located west of Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line
northeast-southwest over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday ridge located from Labrador to
Newfoundland then to Cape Cod.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:49 AM AST 28 January 2015 An area of low pressure over Browns Bank this morning will cross
Nova Scotia today to lie near Western Newfoundland this evening.
Gale to storm force easterlies or southerlies ahead of the low will
shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies behind the low.
Winds will diminish from west to east during the day today.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher..Browns Bank and LaHave Bank.
Gale warnings are in effect for Georges Bank..Southwestern
Shore..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..Sable..Fourchu..Cabot
Strait..Northumberland Strait western half
..Gulf-Magdalen..Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..Cabot
Strait..Northumberland Strait..Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.

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