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Lancaster - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 05:30 PM EDT 19 October 2019

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to east 15 knots after midnight and to east 25 late overnight. Wind increasing to east 35 Sunday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge moderate freezing spray beginning after midnight becoming severe Sunday morning.

Low tonight minus 11. High Sunday minus 5.

Waves

Issued 05:30 PM EDT 19 October 2019
Tonight and Sunday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre or less building to 3 to 4 after midnight and to 3 to 5 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 05:30 PM EDT 19 October 2019
Monday Wind east 35 knots increasing to east 40 to 45 in the morning then diminishing to east 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind east 30 knots diminishing to southeast 15 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 15 knots diminishing to light late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 October 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday 3 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice except 9 tenths grey ice including a trace of multi-year ice in the southwestern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 19 October 2019 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Baffin Island near 7230N 7535W to 7325N
7405W to 7410N 7735W to 7540N 7355W then northeast. Sea ice west of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

3 tenths new ice including 1 tenth grey ice except 9 tenths grey ice
including a trace of multi-year ice in the southwestern section.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Lancaster - eastern half

Issued 5:30 PM EDT 19 October 2019

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Lancaster - eastern half

Issued 5:30 PM EDT 19 October 2019

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. Please refer to the latest marine forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio or Weatheradio stations.

Advisories (In effect)

Marine weather advisory in effect

Lancaster

Issued 3:05 PM MDT 19 October 2019 Blizzard conditions developing in Lancaster Sound overnight Sunday. These conditions are expected to persist until overnight Monday or early Tuesday morning.

Discussion:

Easterly winds near 25 kt are forecast to develop overnight tonight and will steadily increase throughout the day on Sunday, reaching gale strength by the afternoon. Winds increase to 40-45 kt by late Sunday night accompanied by falling snow, producing blizzard conditions until the winds begin to taper off early Tuesday morning.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 6:30 PM MDT 19 October 2019 Tonight and Sunday At 0000 UTC Sunday intensifying trough from low located on a line
north-south over King William Island.
By 0000 UTC Monday trough from low located on a line north-south
over Boothia Peninsula.

At 0000 UTC Sunday intensifying high 1025 mb located over Ellesmere
Island to Amundsen Gulf.
By 0000 UTC Monday ridge from 1032 mb high located from Ellesmere
Island to Banks Island then to Coronation Gulf.

At 0000 UTC Sunday quasi-stationary high located over Baffin Island.

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