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East Scotian Slope

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2021

Today Tonight and Friday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 30 knots except north 40 over southern sections. Wind diminishing to northwest 20 to 25 this morning and to northwest 15 to 20 early this evening. Wind diminishing to variable 10 to 15 near midnight then increasing to east 25 Friday morning except northwest 30 over southwestern sections Friday afternoon and evening.

Rain or snow changing to flurries or showers this morning. Visibility as low as 1 mile in precipitation.

Waves

Issued 05:00 AM AST 21 January 2021

East Scotian Slope - northern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 2 to 3 metres subsiding to 1 to 2 late overnight then building to 2 to 3 near noon Friday.

East Scotian Slope - southern half

Today Tonight and Friday. Seas 3 to 4 metres subsiding to 2 to 3 this afternoon then building to 3 to 5 Friday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2021
Saturday Wind northerly 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15 in the morning.
Sunday Wind northwest 30 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 25 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Banquereau - 44139 LaHave Bank - 44150 Halifax Harbour - 44258 East Chedabucto Bay - 44488 West Chedabucto Bay - 44489 West Bay of Fundy - 44490 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point Îles de la Madeleine Airport La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Eskasoni (First Nations) Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Branch Hill Wreckhouse
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 20 January 2021 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6240W to Prince
Edward Island near 4600N 6240W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4625N 6310W
to 4715N 6405W to 4840N 6345W to 4845N 6150W to 5040N 5820W to
Newfoundland near 5035N 5720W. Sea ice west and north of the ice
edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 2:30 PM EST 20 January 2021

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from Newfoundland near
5105N 5545W to 5115N 5345W to 5700N 5330W to 5935N 5620W to 6430N
5530W to 6000N 5100W to 5640N 4725W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 21 Jan estimated from the Labrador
coast near 5139N 5635W to Newfoundland near 5125N 5623W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

East Scotian Slope

Issued 03:00 AM AST 21 January 2021

'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 3:00 AM AST 21 January 2021 Today Tonight and Friday At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low 979 mb located south of East
Scotian Slope.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Friday departing low 980 mb located over the
northern Grand Banks.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Friday approaching low 1000 mb located south of
Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM AST 21 January 2021 Strong northwesterlies across northern waters will diminish this
morning. These strong winds will combine with colder air over the
Gulf of St. Lawrence to cause freezing spray today.

A low pressure system south of East Scotian Slope will continue
deepen and cross just south of the marine district today. Gale to
storm force northerlies will develop over southernmost waters today
and diminish tonight as the low passes.

Marine interests are advised that a storm warning is in effect for
Laurentian Fan - southeastern half. Gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank, West Scotian Slope, East Scotian Slope, Banquereau -
eastern half, and Laurentian Fan - northwestern half.

Marine interests are also advised that a freezing spray warning is in
effect for Anticosti - western half.

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