West Scotian Slope
Issued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2022
Today Tonight and Thursday.
Gale warning in effect.
Wind northwest 30 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 this morning then backing to southwest 15 to 20 this afternoon. Wind increasing to southwest 30 this evening then diminishing to southwest 20 Thursday morning.
Flurries or showers ending this morning. Showers overnight and Thursday. Risk of thunderstorms Thursday afternoon and evening.
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Ice ForecastsIssued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2022 Today Tonight and Wednesday
Ice EdgeFirst ice edge estimated from Cape Breton near 4653N 6020W to 4705N
6015W to 4755N 6125W to 4700N 6330W to 4831N 6307W to 4845N 6130W to
5011N 5835W to 4730N 6000W to Newfoundland near 4728N 5608W. Sea ice
south then west then northeast of the ice edge.
Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6457W to New
Brunswick near 4528N 6518W. Sea ice northeast of the ice edge.
Iceberg BulletinIssued 2:15 PM EST 18 January 2022
Iceberg LimitIceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5210N 5550W to 5130N 5155W to 5215N 5030W to 5425N 5135W to
5600N 5500W to 5920N 5655W to 6035N 5210W then eastwards.
Iceberg CountNo confirmed icebergs.
Warnings (In effect)
West Scotian SlopeIssued 03:00 AM AST 19 January 2022
'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 19 January 2022 Today Tonight and Thursday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing low 979 mb located over Labrador
At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 1005 mb located over western Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday low 1005 mb located north of Newfoundland.
At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over the Great Lakes.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday trough from low located on a line
northeast-southwest over West Scotian Slope.
Marine Weather StatementIssued 2:49 AM AST 19 January 2022 Strong to gale force westerlies over the marine district will
gradually diminish today as an intense low pressure system over
The Labrador Sea moves slowly away.
A second low pressure system approaching from Quebec will move
To lie north of Newfoundland Thursday evening. Winds will
Increase to strong to gale force southerlies ahead of the low
Then become moderate to strong northwesterlies behind it.
Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect
For all waters except Northumberland Strait.
Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy, Grand Manan,
Lurcher, southwestern shore, LaHave Bank, eastern shore, Sable,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait,
Chaleur-Miscou, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti.
Atlantic - Maritimes Area
- Anticosti - northern half
- Anticosti - southern half
- Bras d'Or Lakes
- Browns Bank
- Cabot Strait
- Chaleur - Miscou - eastern half
- Chaleur - Miscou - western half
- Eastern Shore - eastern half
- Eastern Shore - western half
- East Coast
- East Scotian Slope
- Georges Bank
- Grand Manan
- Gulf - Magdalen
- 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
- Sable - eastern half
- Sable - western 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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