West Scotian Slope
Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 December 2018
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Wind northeasterly 20 knots backing to north 25 this morning then to northwest 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to northwest 25 to 30 this evening then diminishing to northwest 15 Thursday afternoon.
Showers beginning early this morning changing to flurries or showers early this evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.
Temperatures plus 6 falling to zero Thursday morning.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 11 December 2018 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6210W to 4630N
6150W to 4705N 6400W to 4850N 6350W to 4925N 6515W to 4910N 6700W to
4955N 6605W to 4845N 6155W to 5115N 5740W to Newfoundland near 5040N
5715W. 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 11 December 2018
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 12 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 12 Dec estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5145N 5630W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5615W.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
No watches or warnings in effect.
Technical Marine SynopsisIssued 3:00 AM AST 12 December 2018 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying low 985 mb located south of
West Scotian Slope.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today low 960 mb located over the southern
At 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line north-south over
the Gulf of Maine.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:52 AM AST 12 December 2018 An intensifying low pressure system currently south of the Scotian
Slope will move to lie near Laurentian Fan later this morning.
This will give strong to gale force north to northeasterlies to slope
waters which will increase to gale to storm force northerlies for
Laurentian Fan waters. Cold strong to gale force northerlies
developing behind the low will give 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
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - eastern half
- Anticosti - western half
- Banquereau - northwestern half
- Banquereau - southeastern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore
- East Coast - Cape St. Francis and south
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen - eastern half
- Gulf - Magdalen - western half
- Gulf - Port au Port
- Halifax Harbour and Approaches
- LaHave Bank
- Laurentian Fan
- L'Isle-aux-Coudres to Tadoussac
- Northumberland Strait - eastern half
- Northumberland Strait - western half
- 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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