Laurentian Fan

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southeasterly 25 to 35 knots veering to south 45 this morning then diminishing to west 20 to 25 late this afternoon. Wind veering to northwest 15 to 20 near noon Thursday then increasing to northwest 20 to 25 Thursday evening.

Periods of rain and fog patches ending early this evening. Risk of thunderstorms today and early this evening. A few showers overnight and Thursday morning. Snow and rain beginning Thursday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 24 January 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning then subsiding to 3 to 4 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 24 January 2018
Friday Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to northwest 15.
Sunday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Eskasoni (First Nations) Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 23 January 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6515W to Nova
Scotia near 4505N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6335W to 4505N
6045W to 4605N 5925W to 4835N 6125W to 4945N 6000W to 5005N 5815W to
4820N 5930W to Newfoundland near 4810N 5850W. Sea ice north of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 23 January 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5320N 5550W to 5330N 5130W to 5500N 5130W to 5700N 5300W then
eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 06:21 AM AST 24 January 2018

'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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:00 AM AST 24 January 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 990 mb located over northern
New Brunswick.
By 3:00 a.m. AST today low 972 mb located east of Labrador.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today trough located on a line north-south over
western Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located east of the Marine District.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday deepening low 1011 mb located south of
West Scotian Slope.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 1002 mb located east of Laurentian
Fan.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 6:23 AM AST 24 January 2018 A low pressure system over the Gaspé Peninsula early this morning
will move across Southern Labrador this evening while a trough of low
pressure moves across the district. South to southeast gales
affecting most of the district ahead of the trough will occasionally
reach storm force over Northern Cabot Strait early this morning
before shifting to strong to gale force southwesterlies later this
morning behind the trough. Strong to gale force westerlies will
persist over northernmost waters tonight and Thursday while southern
waters will see generally strong northwesterlies. Colder air moving
back over much of the district tonight and Thursday will bring
occasional freezing spray over northern waters as well as over
southern coastal waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
northern half of Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Fundy, Grand Manan, and Lurcher.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, northwestern
half of Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait,
Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou, and Anticosti.

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