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West Scotian Slope

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Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 04 February 2023

Tonight and Sunday.

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 45 knots diminishing to northwest 35 this evening and to northwest 25 near midnight. Wind backing to west 15 to 20 early Sunday morning then increasing to southwest 25 to 30 Sunday afternoon.

Flurries ending Sunday morning. Showers Sunday afternoon and evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Freezing spray over northern sections late this afternoon and tonight.

Temperatures minus 5 to zero rising to plus 10 Sunday evening.

Waves

Issued 05:00 PM AST 04 February 2023
Tonight and Sunday. Seas 6 to 8 metres subsiding to 4 to 6 near midnight and to 3 to 4 late overnight. Seas subsiding to 2 to 3 Sunday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 04 February 2023
Monday Wind southwest 35 knots diminishing to north 30 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind north 30 knots diminishing to variable 10 to 15.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots veering to northwest 25.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday Ice free. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 4 February 2023 Today Tonight and Sunday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4538N 6452W to
4515N 6500W to Nova Scotia near 4515N 6427W. Sea ice northeast of
the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4543N 6215W to 4635N
6150W to 4650N 6339W to 4800N 6300W to 4900N 6330W to 4845N 6130W to
5045N 5740W to 4815N 5945W to 4722N 5923W to Newfoundland near 4729N
5610W. Sea ice west then northeast of the ice edge.

Third ice edge estimated from 4658N 6157W to 4713N 6215W to 4753N
6129W to 4738N 6105W to 4658N 6157W. Sea ice within the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free.

 

Iceberg Bulletin

Issued 1:30 PM EST 4 February 2023

Iceberg Limit

Iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Newfoundland near
5025N 5635W to 4905N 4815W to 5045N 4720W to 5830N 5550W to 6005N
5015W to 5740N 4610W then eastwards.

Western iceberg limit at 0000 UTC 5 Feb estimated from Quebec near
5110N 5845W to Newfoundland near 5022N 5725W.

Iceberg Count

No confirmed icebergs.
Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

West Scotian Slope

Issued 3:30 PM AST 04 February 2023

'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

West Scotian Slope

Issued 3:30 PM AST 04 February 2023

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 AST 4 February 2023 Tonight and Sunday At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 950 mb located north of Newfoundland.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 965 mb located east of Labrador Sea.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Quebec.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday trough located east of the Marine District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Sunday approaching trough located on a line
northeast-southwest over Quebec.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:18 PM AST 4 February 2023 An intense low pressure system north of Newfoundland will slowly
Move eastward tonight and Sunday. Gale to storm force west to
northwest winds will gradually diminish as the low moves away.
Late on Sunday a trough will approach from the west and give strong
to possibly gale force southerlies over southeastern waters.

An extremely cold airmass sitting over the region combined with the
gale to storm force winds are keeping moderate to severe freezing
spray throughout the marine district. Conditions are expected to
improve tonight and Sunday as the cold air moves away and winds
subside.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau - northern half, Cabot Strait, Gulf - Magdalen,
Chaleur - Miscou and Anticosti. Gale warnings are in effect for
All remaining waters. Freezing spray warnings are in effect for
All waters.

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