Laurentian Fan


Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 22 January 2019

Tonight and Wednesday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 knots increasing to northwest 40 late this evening then diminishing to northwest 25 near noon Wednesday. Wind diminishing to west 15 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending Wednesday afternoon. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

A risk of freezing spray over northwestern sections late this evening.

Low tonight minus 4. High Wednesday plus 5.


Issued 05:00 PM AST 22 January 2019
Tonight and Wednesday. Seas 5 metres building to 6 late overnight then subsiding to 3 to 4 Wednesday afternoon. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 22 January 2019
Thursday Wind southwest 30 knots.
Friday Wind southerly 40 knots diminishing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind west 25 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 22 January 2019 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

First 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 4555N 5905W to 4725N 6000W to 4800N 6145W to 4920N 6110W to
4920N 5950W to 5000N 5800W to 4810N 5950W to Newfoundland near 4740N

Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4735N 5620W to
Newfoundland near 4730N 5605W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.


Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 22 January 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5124N 5532W to 5130N 5430W to 5245N 5015W to 5500N 5045W to 5700N
5500W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 23 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5148N 5615W to Newfoundland near 5131N 5601W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 8:00 PM AST 22 January 2019

'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.


Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 8:00 PM AST 22 January 2019 Tonight and Wednesday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1004 mb located near Cabot Strait.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Wednesday departing trough located over Banquereau.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over Cabot Strait.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday approaching low 994 mb located north
of the Great Lakes.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:51 PM AST 22 January 2019 A low pressure system near the Cabot Strait and an approaching ridge
of high pressure will continue to generate strong to gale force
northwesterly winds and freezing spray for the majority of the marine
district this evening. This low pressure system is forecast to track
southeastward and become a trough as it tracks over Banquereau.
Gale to storm force northwesterly winds are expected to develop over
Western Gulf-Magdalen and Eastern Northumberland Strait this evening
prior to the low tracking eastward later this evening. Winds over
western and northern waters will diminish overnight as the low moves
east and the ridge continues to build in.

On Wednesday the ridge will track across the marine district. Late in
the day a low will approach from the Great Lakes, giving strong to
possibly gale force southwesterlies to western waters.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Northumberland Strait - eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen - western
half. Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters except
Fundy and southwestern shore.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all waters except Georges
Bank, West Scotian Slope, Laurentian Fan, Northumberland Strait -
western half, and Chaleur - Miscou.

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