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Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

Tonight and Saturday.

Hurricane force wind warning in effect.

Wind north 55 to 65 knots and locally gusts to 75 along the coast. Wind becoming northwest 45 to 55 near midnight then diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 Saturday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 25 to 35 Saturday afternoon then becoming northwest 25 Saturday evening.

Snow changing to flurries near midnight. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Severe freezing spray beginning this evening becoming moderate Saturday morning.

Temperatures minus 2 falling to minus 8 Saturday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 17 January 2020
Today Tonight and Saturday. Seas 2 to 3 metres building to 4 to 6 this morning and to 6 to 8 this afternoon. Seas subsiding to 4 to 6 Saturday morning and to 3 to 4 Saturday afternoon and to 2 to 3 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM NST 17 January 2020
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots increasing to southeast 25 to 35 in the afternoon and to east 45 to 55 late in the day.
Monday Wind south 25 to 35 knots veering to west 25 to 35.
Tuesday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday Open water. 

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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 17 January 2020 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4840N 5300W to 4920N 5240W
to 5020N 5540W to 5200N 5340W to 5440N 5340W to 5615N 5645W to 5800N
5800W then northeastward. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 11:00 AM EST 17 January 2020

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 18 Jan estimated from the Labrador coast
near 5226N 5538W to 5345N 5400W to 5700N 5600W then eastwards.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Hurricane force wind warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 17 January 2020

'Hurricane' force winds of 64 knots or above are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

South Coast

Issued 3:30 PM NST 17 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 3:30 PM NST 17 January 2020 Tonight and Saturday At 3:30 p.m. NST today intensifying low 962 mb located over the
southwestern Grand Banks.
By 3:30 p.m. NST Saturday low 956 mb located northeast of Belle
Isle Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:26 PM NST 17 January 2020 A very intense low pressure system over the Southwestern Grand Banks
will continue to strengthen as it crosses the Grand Banks tonight
then moves northeast of the marine district on Saturday. Gale to
storm force easterlies ahead of the low and storm to hurricane force
northerlies in its wake will gradually diminish throughout the day on
Saturday as it departs.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for South Coast, East Coast, Belle Isle Bank, Funk Island
Bank, and Northern Grand Banks. Storm warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters except Strait of Belle Isle - western half and Gulf
waters where gale warnings are in effect.

Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
effect for all waters.

Marine interests are further advised that high water level warnings
are in effect for East Coast and Northeast Coast.

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