West Scotian Slope

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 21 November 2018

Tonight and Thursday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 knots increasing to westerly 35 this evening then veering to northwest 35 late overnight. Wind northwest 35 Thursday.

Showers changing to flurries early Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Temperatures plus 8 falling to zero Thursday afternoon.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 21 November 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 3 to 4 near midnight and to 4 to 6 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 21 November 2018
Friday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 30 late in the day.
Saturday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots.
Sunday Wind easterly 15 knots increasing to easterly 20 to 25 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 21 November 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6300W to Prince
Edward Island near 4600N 6250W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4625N 6230W
to 4720N 6430W to 4855N 6345W to 4925N 6525W to 4905N 6730W to 5005N
6600W to 4955N 5945W to Quebec near 5125N 5735W. Sea ice west of the
ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from Anticosti Island near 4955N 6415W to
4955N 6435W to 4945N 6445W to Anticosti Island near 4925N 6335W. Sea
ice within the ice edge.

Fourth ice edge estimated from 4700N 6155W to 4715N 6220W to 4750N
6130W to 4735N 6105W to 4700N 6155W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 21 November 2018

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 22 Nov estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5222N 5537W to 5100N 5330W to 5100N 4930W to 5300N 4930W to
5600N 5200W to 5730N 5700W to 6000N 6000W to 6100N 5400W to 5800N
5000W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 3:30 PM AST 21 November 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.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM AST 21 November 2018 Tonight and Thursday By 3:30 p.m. AST today departing low 986 mb located north of
Newfoundland.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 1003 mb located over
the Bay of Fundy.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 985 mb located over Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 PM AST 21 November 2018 A low pressure system north of Newfoundland will continue to depart
the region this afternoon. Strong to gale force westerlies in the
wake of this system will continue to diminish this afternoon and
evening over eastern waters.

Meanwhile, a second low pressure system will move to lie over the Bay
of Fundy this evening before intensifying as it tracks northeastward
to lie over Newfoundland by Thursday evening. Strong to gale force
westerly winds are expected to develop as this system tracks through
the region prior to gale force northwesterly winds developing in its
wake. These northwesterly winds will usher in an unseasonably cold
air mass that will bring freezing spray over most northern and
Atlantic coastal regions.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, eastern shore, Fourchu, Northumberland
Strait, Gulf Magdalen - western half, Chaleur-Miscou and Anticosti.

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