West Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 02 March 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots becoming west 25 near noon then increasing to northwest 35 late this afternoon. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 early Tuesday morning and to northwest 15 Tuesday afternoon. Wind diminishing to light Tuesday evening.

Rain changing to a few showers late this morning then to a few flurries early this evening and ending near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to minus 1 Tuesday morning.


Issued 05:00 AM AST 02 March 2015
Today Tonight and Tuesday Seas 1 to 2 metres building to 3 to 5 this morning and to 4 to 6 late this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 3 Tuesday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 02 March 2015
Wednesday Wind south 30 knots increasing to southwest 35 in the morning then diminishing to westerly 25 late in the day.
Thursday Wind westerly 25 knots.
Friday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 2 March 2015

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4638N 5308W to 4615N 4759W to 4643N 4616W to 4959N 4600W to 5200N
4647W to 5959N 5753W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 2 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5118N 5831W to Newfoundland near 5033N 5719W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 10:00 AM AST 02 March 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 10:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 1008 mb located over
LaHave Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 980 mb located over
southern Newfoundland.

At 8:00 a.m. AST Tuesday ridge located from Quebec to the East
Coast of the U.S.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday ridge located on a line north-south over
the western Marine District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:48 AM AST 2 March 2015 A low pressure system will intensify as it tracks across the marine
district today. Strong to gale force southerlies ahead of the low
will shift to strong to gale force northwesterlies in its wake.
The northwesterly winds will reach storm force over northeastern

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Cabot Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern
Shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.

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