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Laurentian Fan

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM AST 18 January 2020

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 near midnight and to light late overnight. Wind increasing to southeast 15 Sunday morning and to southeast 25 to 35 near noon Sunday. Wind veering to southerly 35 to 45 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries this evening. Snow or rain Sunday morning changing to rain and fog patches with a risk of thunderstorms. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation and in fog patches.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections this evening.

Low tonight minus 3. High Sunday plus 13.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 18 January 2020
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 5 this evening and to 2 to 3 Sunday morning. Seas building to 3 to 4 Sunday afternoon and to 4 to 6 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind west 25 to 30 knots diminishing to northwest 15 to 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to northwest 25.
Wednesday Wind northerly 20 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday 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 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 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4650N 6020W to 4710N
6015W to 4840N 6150W to 5035N 5750W to 4750N 5950W to 4725N 5920W to
Newfoundland near 4720N 5515W. Sea ice west then east then north of
the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 18 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 19 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5223N 5538W to 5330N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 8:00 PM AST 18 January 2020

'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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Laurentian Fan

Issued 8:00 PM AST 18 January 2020

Moderate or severe freezing spray is occurring or expected to occur in this marine area. 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 8:00 PM AST 18 January 2020 Tonight and Sunday At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located over the western Marine
District.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 1007 mb located near Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday low 994 mb located near Fourchu.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:44 PM AST 18 January 2020 Gale force northerly winds over easternmost waters will gradually
diminish tonight as an intense low pressure system east of
Newfoundland continues to move northeastward away from the district.

A second low will develop near Cape Cod overnight tonight and track
near the Atlantic Coast of Mainland Nova Scotia on Sunday to lie near
Fourchu Sunday evening. Strong to gale force southerly winds are
forecast ahead of the low while strong to gale force easterlies are
expected north of it.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Browns Bank, Georges Bank, LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern
shore, Sable, East Scotian Slope, Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian
Fan, and Cabot Strait.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for eastern shore, Sable,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Laurentian Fan, Cabot Strait, Northumberland
Strait, Gulf Magdalen, and Anticosti.

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