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Laurentian Fan

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Storm warning in effect.

Wind northwest 40 to 50 knots diminishing to northwest 35 this morning and to northwest 25 early this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 near midnight and to light overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 Sunday morning and to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Sunday. Wind veering to southerly 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending near midnight. Snow or rain Sunday morning changing to rain and fog patches with a risk of thunderstorms. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections today and this evening.

Temperatures minus 7 to minus 2 rising to plus 13 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 this afternoon and to 3 to 5 this evening. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning then building to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon and to 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Wednesday Wind northerly 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

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)

Storm warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 January 2020

'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

Laurentian Fan

Issued 03:00 AM AST 18 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 3:00 AM AST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing low 955 mb located east of
Newfoundland.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 1007 mb located near Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 994 mb located near Fourchu.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:39 AM AST 18 January 2020 Gale to storm force northerly winds over eastern waters in the wake
of an intense low pressure system east of Newfoundland will gradually
diminish throughout the day as the disturbance moves northeastward
away from the district.

A second low will develop near Cape Cod overnight tonight and track
near the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia on Sunday to lie near
Fourchu Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
forecast ahead of the low while strong to gale force easterlies are
expected north of it.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Laurentian Fan, and Cabot Strait. Gale warnings are in effect for
Browns Bank, Georges Bank, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope,
Northumberland Strait, Gulf Magdalen and Anticosti.

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

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