East Scotian Slope: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 27 August 2014 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today trough located on a line northeast-southwest
over the northern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 p.m. ADT Thursday trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Nova Scotia.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT today Hurricane Cristobal 987 mb located at
32.5N 72.0W.
By 9:00 p.m. ADT Thursday Hurricane Cristobal 976 mb located at
39.4N 59.6W.
 

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:23 PM ADT 27 August 2014 A trough of low pressure approaching the marine district from the
northwest will slide slowly southeastward to lie over Nova Scotia on
Thursday. Behind the trough strong to gale force northeasterlies are
expected to develop later on Thursday over Chaleur-Miscou and
Anticosti as well as over the northwest half of Gulf-Magdalen.

Tropical cyclone information: as of 3:00 PM ADT Wednesday hurricane
Cristobal was located near 32.5 north 72.0 west with maximum
sustained winds of 70 knots. Cristobal is currently moving
north-northeast at 10 knots, and is expected to turn more toward the
northeast tonight and accelerate on Thursday. At this time Cristobal
is expected to remain well south of the Maritimes marine district,
however it is possible that gales in the periphery of Cristobal may
affect the southern edge of either East Scotian Slope or Laurentian
Fan Thursday evening.

Mariners are advised to monitor updated forecasts in the event that
warnings are required.