West Scotian Slope


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 13 February 2016

Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 30 to 40 knots.

Rain or snow changing to periods of snow near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

A risk of freezing spray over northern sections Sunday.

Temperatures near minus 2.


Issued 05:00 PM AST 13 February 2016
Tonight and Sunday Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 early this evening and to 4 to 6 near midnight.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 13 February 2016
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to variable 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind south 25 knots increasing to southeast 35 to 45.
Wednesday Wind variable 15 knots becoming westerly 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 13 February 2016 Today Tonight and Sunday

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 13 February 2016

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
4700N 5259W to 4400N 4915W to 4400N 4745W to 4700N 4500W to 4745N
4515W to 5300N 4915W to 5700N 5400W then eastward.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5036N 5931W to Newfoundland near 4943N 5753W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 8:00 PM AST 13 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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 13 February 2016 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing low 984 mb located over the
Avalon Peninsula.

At 8:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 1002 mb located over LaHave Bank.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 1002 mb located over Laurentian Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:50 PM AST 13 February 2016 A low pressure system over the Southern Grand Banks will continue to
move northeastward tonight. A trough will linger over southern
Waters in the wake of the low. Strong northerlies north of the
Trough become strong to gale force westerlies south of it. Storm
force westerlies will develop over Laurentian Fan this evening.
On Sunday strong to gale force northerlies will develop north of the
trough with gale force westerlies to its south.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan - southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Georges Bank..Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..
West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..Sable..East Scotian Slope..
Fourchu..Banquereau and Laurentian Fan - northwestern half.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
Effect for all waters except..Georges Bank..West Scotian Slope..East
Scotian Slope..Laurentian Fan..Chaleur Miscou and Northumberland
Strait western half.

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