West Baffin - northern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 17 October 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind west 15 knots increasing to west 20 late this afternoon then diminishing to west 15 Thursday evening.

Flurries. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray beginning this afternoon and ending Thursday evening.

Temperatures near minus 7.

Waves

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 17 October 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Outside the ice edge seas 1 metre building to 2 overnight then subsiding to 1 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 17 October 2018
Friday Wind north 15 knots diminishing to light in the morning then becoming west 15 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 15 knots.
Sunday Wind west 15 knots diminishing to light.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 17 October 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday 4 tenths new ice except 9 tenths grey ice including a trace of multi-year ice along the coasts. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 17 October 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Baffin Island near 6930N 6715W to 7230N
6505W to 7330N 6710W then northeastward. Sea ice northwest of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

4 tenths new ice except 9 tenths grey ice including a trace of
multi-year ice along the coasts.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

West Baffin - northern half

Issued 2:21 PM EDT 17 October 2018

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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 6:30 AM MDT 17 October 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 1200 UTC Wednesday quasi-stationary trough located on a line
north-south over Baffin Bay.

At 1200 UTC Wednesday deepening low 1000 mb located near Devon
Island.
By 0000 UTC Friday low 1003 mb located near Boothia Peninsula.

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