West Scotian Slope: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 17 April 2014 Tonight and Friday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight high 1045 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Friday departing high 1042 mb located over
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Friday low 1025 mb located south of the Marine
District.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Friday low 1019 mb located over southern East
Scotian Slope.
 

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 17 April 2014 An area of high pressure over the Gulf of St Lawrence will drift
toward Newfoundland tonight. Meanwhile a developing low pressure
system well south of the marine district will drift slowly northward
tonight and Friday to lie over the southern edge of East Scotian
Slope by Friday evening. Strong to gale force northeasterlies over
extreme southern waters associated with this system will diminish on
Friday.

Outlook for the start-up of the eastern shore lobster fishery...
Saturday..Wind northeast 20 knots backing to northerly 15 to 20 in
The morning then to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Sunday..Wind northwest 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in
The afternoon.
Monday..Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southwest 15
To 20.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, and East Scotian Slope.