West Scotian Slope
Issued 03:00 AM AST 17 December 2018
Today Tonight and Tuesday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind east 35 knots diminishing to variable 15 to 20 late this morning then increasing to west 25 this afternoon. Wind increasing to west 40 early this evening then veering to northwest 35 overnight. Wind northwest 35 Tuesday.
Rain and fog patches with a risk of thunderstorms today changing to showers early this evening then to flurries near noon Tuesday. Visibility 1 mile or less in fog patches and in flurries.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 16 December 2018 Today Tonight and Monday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4615N 6115W to 4720N
6350W to 4850N 6350W to 5000N 6530W to 4955N 6450W to 4920N 6400W to
4840N 6200W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5025N 5725W. Sea ice
west and north of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from 4700N 6155W to 4715N 6220W to 4750N
6130W to 4735N 6105W to 4700N 6155W. Sea ice within the ice edge.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 11:00 AM EST 16 December 2018
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 17 Dec estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5300N 5553W to 5300N 5200W to 5415N 5200W to 5730N 5700W to
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
West Scotian SlopeIssued 03:00 AM AST 17 December 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.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM AST 17 December 2018 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 999 mb located south of
By 3:30 p.m. AST today low 987 mb located south of Nova Scotia.
At 3:00 a.m. AST Tuesday low 976 mb located near Cape Breton Island.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday high mb located south of Newfoundland.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:50 AM AST 17 December 2018 A low pressure system south of Cape Cod will redevelop south of Nova
Scotia this morning then intensify as it tracks near Cape Breton
Island tonight. Strong to gale force easterly winds will spread ahead
of this system across most of the marine district today. Gale force
west to northwesterlies will develop across the entire district in
the wake of the low later tonight and Tuesday, and these winds may
reach near storm force over some Gulf waters later on Tuesday.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
Marine interests are also advised that higher than normal water
levels and heavy pounding surf is expected on Tuesday along the Îles
de la Madeleine, as well as north-facing coastlines of Western Cape
Breton, St Georges Bay, and Eastern Prince Edward Island.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait - northern half
- Cabot Strait - southern half
- Chaleur - Miscou
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen
- Gulf - Port au Port - northwestern half
- Gulf - Port au Port - southeastern half
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait
- 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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