West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 22 March 2019

Tonight and Saturday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind southerly 25 knots increasing to southwest 45 early this evening then veering to westerly 35 Saturday afternoon.

Showers. Risk of thunderstorms late this afternoon tonight and Saturday morning. Fog patches dissipating this evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM ADT 22 March 2019
Tonight and Saturday. Seas 3 to 5 metres building to 5 to 7 early this evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 22 March 2019
Sunday Wind westerly 25 knots.
Monday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots veering to northwest 15 to 20.
Tuesday Wind northerly 20 to 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4525N 6525W to Nova
Scotia near 4500N 6500W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4450N 6225W to 4450N
6210W to 4510N 6100W to 4600N 5930W to 4545N 5650W to Newfoundland
near 4650N 5550W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EDT 22 March 2019

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Newfoundland near
4640N 5310W to 4135N 5100W to 4135N 4900W to 4600N 4215W to 4900N
4215W to 5340N 4900W to 5650N 5400W to 6000N 5930W to 6200N 5630W to
5740N 4820W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Mar estimated from Quebec near
5037N 5928W to Newfoundland near 4942N 5754W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 22 March 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 22 March 2019 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today low 981 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight low 978 mb located over southern Maine.

At 10:00 a.m. ADT Saturday low 981 mb located over southern New
Brunswick.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Saturday low 984 mb located over the eastern Gulf
of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:18 PM ADT 22 March 2019 A low pressure system over the Gulf of Maine will move northeastward
to lie over Southern Maine this evening. The low will then move
across Southern New Brunswick Saturday morning to eventually lie over
the Eastern Gulf of St. Lawrence Saturday evening. East to
Southeast gales developing ahead of the low are expected to reach
storm force this evening over the northern half of Cabot Strait.
Winds will shift to strong to gale force southwesterlies over most
waters overnight as the low moves over Southern New Brunswick before
eventually shifting to a more northwesterly direction Saturday
evening behind the low.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Cabot Strait - northern half. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters. In addition, higher than normal water levels can be
expected during high tide along the Atlantic Coast of Nova Scotia and
parts of the Bay of Fundy coast tonight and Saturday.

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