West Davis - southern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 05:00 AM EST 20 November 2018

Today Tonight and Wednesday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind north 45 to 55 knots with gusts to 70 near Cape Dyer. Wind diminishing to north 30 to 40 early this afternoon except northwest 50 near Cape Dyer. Wind becoming north 30 late this afternoon then diminishing to north 20 early this evening. Wind veering to east 20 late this evening then increasing to south 30 late overnight. Wind diminishing to light Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending Wednesday morning. Blizzard ending this afternoon. Visibility near zero in blizzard and 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Outside the ice edge severe freezing spray ending near noon.

Temperatures minus 18 rising to minus 7 Wednesday morning then falling to minus 12 Wednesday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM EST 20 November 2018
Today Tonight and Wednesday. Outside the ice edge seas 5 metres subsiding to 1 or less near noon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 05:00 AM EST 20 November 2018
Thursday Wind light increasing to north 45 knots in the afternoon then diminishing to northeast 25 late in the day.
Friday Wind southeast 40 knots diminishing to south 30.
Saturday Wind light increasing to south 25 knots late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday 8 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus tenths grey-white ice in the northern section. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 11:00 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from 6040N 6245W to 6300N 5925W to 6445N 5745W
then northeastward. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths grey ice including 3 tenths grey-white ice except 9 plus
tenths grey-white ice in the northern section.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

West Davis - southern half

Issued 05:00 AM EST 20 November 2018

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

West Davis - southern half

Issued 05:00 AM EST 20 November 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.

Advisories (In effect)

Marine weather advisory in effect

West Davis

Issued 04:12 AM EST 20 November 2018 Northerly winds of 40 to 55 knots will persist today as an intense low pressure system tracks through the northern Davis Strait. The strongest storm force winds will occur off the tip of the Cumberland Peninsula, with wind gusts up to 70 knots possible. Blizzard conditions with near zero visibility can be expected today and this evening.

Marine interests in the area should also be aware of a second intense, compact low pressure center in the Brevoort region this morning which will track northwards through the Davis Strait through the day. Sharp changes in wind speed and direction will occur in the vicinity of this second low. This weather system will weaken Tuesday evening.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 4:45 AM EST 20 November 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 1200 UTC Tuesday weakening low 989 mb located at 63N 56W.
By 0000 UTC Thursday low 1009 mb located at 72N 70W.

At 1200 UTC Tuesday low 998 mb located at 616N 65W.
By 0000 UTC Thursday low 1006 mb located at 666N 73W.

At 1200 UTC Tuesday quasi-stationary ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over eastern Baffin Island.

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