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Laurentian Fan

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 January 2020

Today Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind north 55 to 65 knots except southwest 25 over eastern sections late this morning. Wind becoming northwest 55 this evening then diminishing to northwest 45 late overnight. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 Saturday morning and to northwest 25 Saturday evening.

Snow or rain changing to flurries this afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Severe freezing spray over northwestern sections tonight. Moderate freezing spray Saturday.

Temperatures plus 6 falling to zero this afternoon becoming minus 5 to zero this evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 this morning and to 8 to 11 near noon. Seas subsiding to 6 to 8 Saturday morning and to 4 to 6 Saturday afternoon.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind south 20 to 25 knots increasing to south 50 in the afternoon.
Monday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to westerly 15.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4610N 6000W to 4700N
6000W to 4840N 6150W to 5035N 5750W to 4750N 5950W to 4725N 5920W to
Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice west then east then north of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 January 2020

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above 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

Laurentian Fan

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 January 2020

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 3:30 PM AST 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. AST today intensifying low 961 mb located over the
southwestern Grand Banks.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday low 958 mb located northeast of
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Saturday ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Saturday ridge located from Quebec to West
Scotian Slope.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:16 PM AST 17 January 2020 An intensifying low pressure system over Southwestern Grand Banks
will move to lie northeast of Newfoundland by Saturday morning and
continue to out to sea later on Saturday. Gale to hurricane force
northerlies can be expected in the wake of the low. Diminishing winds
are expected on Saturday as a ridge of high pressure builds in from
the west.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for Banquereau and Laurentian Fan. Storm warnings are in
effect for eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, and
Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining regions.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except Georges
Bank.

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