West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 12 December 2018

Today Tonight and Thursday.

Wind north 25 knots backing to northwest 20 this afternoon then increasing to northwest 25 to 30 this evening. Wind diminishing to northwest 15 Thursday afternoon.

Showers changing to flurries or showers early this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures plus 5 falling to zero Thursday morning.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 12 December 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 metres building to 3 to 4 this evening then subsiding to 2 to 3 Thursday morning. Seas subsiding to 1 to 2 Thursday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 December 2018
Friday Wind light becoming southwesterly 15 knots in the afternoon.
Saturday Wind southerly 15 to 20 knots increasing to northeast 25 to 30.
Sunday Wind northeast 25 knots veering to east 25 to 30.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4540N 6215W to 4630N
6145W to 4705N 6400W to 4845N 6355W to 4920N 6450W to 4925N 6645W to
5010N 6520W to 4830N 6205W to 5055N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5010N
5735W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from 4745N 6130W to 4715N 6215W to 4705N
6155W to 4735N 6110W to 4745N 6130W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 12 December 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Dec estimated from Newfoundland near
5110N 5545W to 5110N 5430W to 5230N 5000W to 5500N 5000W to 5730N
5700W to 6000N 5900W.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 13 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

No watches or warnings in effect.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 973 mb located south of
Laurentian Fan.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today low 960 mb located over the southern
Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
New England.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over the Gulf of Maine.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:56 AM AST 12 December 2018 A low pressure system south of Laurentian Fan will intensify as it
tracks northeastward today. Gale to storm force north to
northeasterly winds are forecast over the southeastern marine
district associated with this disturbance. Cold northerly winds will
reach gale force over Gulf waters this afternoon and spread southward
giving freezing spray to parts of the north and western marine
district.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for Sable, East Scotian
Slope, Banquereau-southeastern half, Cabot Strait, Northumberland
Strait-eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen-eastern half.

In addition, freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand
Manan, Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, Cabot
Strait, Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, Chaleur-Miscou and
Anticosti.

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