Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 17 December 2014

Tonight and Thursday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to east 15 knots this evening and to east 25 near midnight. Wind increasing to east 30 to 35 late overnight with gusts to 60 from Margaree Harbour to Bay St. Lawrence. Wind diminishing to south 25 Thursday morning and to variable 15 Thursday afternoon.

Rain or snow beginning near midnight changing to a few flurries and showers early Thursday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 1 rising to plus 4 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 17 December 2014
Friday Wind north 25 to 30 knots.
Saturday Wind north 15 knots diminishing to light.
Sunday Wind southwest 10 to 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice free except 3 tenths of new ice on parts of the shores. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 December 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4605N 6345W to Prince Edward Island near 4615N 6340W. Sea ice west of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Prince Edward Island near 4630N 6320W to 4810N 6420W to Quebec near 4800N 6520W. Sea ice west and south of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Quebec near 4900N 6700W to 4930N 6700W to 5010N 6540W to Anticosti Island near 4930N 6340W. Sea ice north and west of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Anticosti Island near 4955N 6400W to 5000N 6000W to Quebec near 5125N 5735W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice free except 3 tenths of new ice on parts of the shores.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 3:30 PM AST 17 December 2014

'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 3:30 PM AST 17 December 2014 Tonight and Thursday At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located on a line north-south over
Cabot Strait.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight ridge located east of the Marine District.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today low 1001 mb located over the Gulf of Maine.
By 3:00 a.m. AST Thursday deepening low 992 mb located over central
Nova Scotia.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:36 PM AST 17 December 2014 A low pressure system over the Gulf of Maine at forecast time will
track northeast to lie over Nova Scotia tonight then become
quasi-stationary over the area. Strong to gale force easterlies
Ahead of the low shift to strong to gale force westerlies in its
wake.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
All waters except Fundy and Grand Manan.

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