Halifax Harbour and Approaches
Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 January 2019
Tonight and Saturday.
Wind southeast 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light late this evening then increasing to northerly 20 Saturday morning. Wind veering to northeast 15 Saturday afternoon.
Flurries or showers late this evening.
Risk of freezing spray Saturday afternoon.
Temperatures minus 2 falling to minus 12 Saturday evening.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4440N 6705W to
4315N 6545W to 4420N 6350W to Nova Scotia near 4430N 6345W. Sea ice
within the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6330W to 4440N
6220W to 4550N 5910W to 4840N 6200W to 4920N 6120W to 4920N 5950W to
5000N 5800W to 4825N 5935W to Newfoundland near 4805N 5910W.
Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5620W to
Newfoundland near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.
Open water except 3 tenths new ice in some bays.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:30 PM AST 18 January 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located on a line north-south over
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday departing trough located east of the
At 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday approaching low 998 mb located southeast
of the Great Lakes.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 3:20 PM AST 18 January 2019 A trough of low pressure currently over New England will approach the
Maritimes this evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds ahead of
the trough will veer to strong to gale force northwesterly winds in
its wake. Widespread freezing spray is also expected tonight and on
Saturday as a very cold airmass settles over the region.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
eastern half of Laurentian Fan, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for Grand Manan, Lurcher, eastern shore, Sable, Fourchu,
Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen and
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - eastern half
- Anticosti - western half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - northeastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - southwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan - eastern half
- Laurentian Fan - western half
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- Pointe à Michel to Pointe-des-Monts
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - northern half
- Pointe-des-Monts to Anticosti - southern half
- Southeastern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Grand Banks
- Southwestern Shore
- Southwest Coast
- South Coast
- Tadoussac to Pointe à Michel
- West Scotian Slope
- Arctic - Eastern Arctic
- Arctic - Western Arctic
- Atlantic - Labrador
- Atlantic - Maritimes
- Atlantic - Newfoundland
- Great Lakes - Lake Erie and Lake Ontario
- Great Lakes - Lake Huron
- Great Lakes - Lake Superior
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