West Baffin - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 20 October 2018

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Wind northwest 25 knots except northwest 15 over western sections. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 early this afternoon then increasing to northwest 15 to 20 Sunday evening.

Flurries. Visibility as low as 1 mile in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge freezing spray ending Sunday morning.

Temperatures near minus 9.

Waves

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 20 October 2018
Today Tonight and Sunday. Mainly ice covered.

Extended Forecast

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 20 October 2018
Monday Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots becoming northwest 15 in the morning then increasing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind light increasing to northwest 40 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 40 knots diminishing to northwest 30.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 October 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday 5 tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths grey ice including a trace of multi-year ice near the coasts. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 20 October 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Baffin Island near 6800N 6450W to 6925N
6150W to 7445N 7250W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

5 tenths new ice including 2 tenths grey ice except 9 tenths grey
ice including a trace of multi-year ice near the coasts.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

West Baffin - southern half

Issued 05:30 AM EDT 20 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 20 October 2018 Today Tonight and Sunday At 1200 UTC Saturday low 992 mb located at 66N 124W.
By 0000 UTC Monday low 1001 mb located at 63N 96W.

At 1130 UTC Saturday quasi-stationary low located over Baffin Bay.

At 1200 UTC Saturday ridge located from 74N 172W to 66N 92W.
By 0000 UTC Monday high 1024 mb located at 73N 118W.

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