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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2020

Today Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 knots diminishing to northwest 35 this morning and to northwest 25 this afternoon. Wind diminishing to light after midnight then increasing to southeast 15 to 20 Sunday afternoon. Wind increasing to east 35 Sunday evening.

Snow Sunday evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Severe freezing spray becoming moderate this morning and ending after midnight.

Temperatures minus 10 to minus 6 rising to minus 6 to minus 2 Sunday morning.

Waves

Issued 06:00 AM NST 18 January 2020
Today Tonight and Sunday. Seas 4 to 6 metres subsiding to 3 to 4 near noon and to 2 to 3 this evening. Seas subsiding to 1 late overnight then building to 2 to 3 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM NST 18 January 2020
Monday Wind east 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 in the afternoon.
Tuesday Wind west 20 knots.
Wednesday Wind northwest 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 Cape Breton Island near 4610N 6000W to 4700N
6000W 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

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)

Gale warning in effect

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:06 AM NST 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

Southwest Coast

Issued 03:06 AM NST 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 3:00 AM NST 18 January 2020 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. NST today low 956 mb located over eastern Funk
Island Bank.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday departing low 956 mb located east of
Greenland.

At 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday approaching low 1007 mb located near
Cape Cod.

At 3:00 a.m. NST today ridge located over New England.
By 3:00 a.m. NST Sunday ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:59 AM NST 18 January 2020 An exceptionally intense low pressure system over Eastern Funk Island
Bank will move to lie northeast of the marine district today.
Storm force to hurricane force winds in the wake of the low will
diminish today and tonight as the low moves away and a ridge of high
pressure approaches from the west.

A second low will approach the marine district from the southwest on
Sunday. Gale force east to southeasterlies will develop over southern
waters ahead of the low by Sunday evening.

Marine interests are advised that hurricane force wind warnings are
in effect for East Coast - north of Cape St. Francis,
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, Gulf waters, Southwest Coast, and
Southwestern Grand Banks 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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