Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 07 February 2016

Tonight and Monday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind westerly 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 20 near midnight then veering to north 15 early Monday morning. Wind veering to northeast 20 late Monday morning then increasing to northeast 25 to 35 Monday afternoon.

A few wet flurries ending early this evening. Snow beginning Monday evening. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this evening.

Low tonight minus 14. High Monday minus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM AST 07 February 2016
Tuesday Wind northeast 25 to 35 knots.
Wednesday Wind west 15 knots.
Thursday Wind light becoming northwest 15 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday 8 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice near the Prince Edward Island coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 7 February 2016 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4755N 5925W to 4825N
5935W to 5015N 5805W to 4925N 6115W to 4855N 6110W to 4835N 6255W to
4700N 6330W to 4635N 6155W to Nova Scotia near 4605N 6130W. Sea ice
north and west of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Iles de la Madeleine near 4710N 6200W
to 4655N 6135W to 4730N 6110W to Iles de la Madeleine near 4735N
6125W. Sea ice west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus
tenths of grey ice including 3 tenths of grey-white ice near the
Prince Edward Island coast.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 3:30 PM AST 07 February 2016

'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

Northumberland Strait

Issued 3:30 PM AST 07 February 2016

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 7 February 2016 Tonight and Monday At 3:30 p.m. AST today cold front located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight departing cold front located over
Banquereau.

At midnight AST tonight deepening low 981 mb located off Cape
Hatteras.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 973 mb located near Georges Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:21 PM AST 7 February 2016 A cold front stretching from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to Nova Scotia
will move to lie over Banquereau this evening. Strong to gale force
southwesterlies ahead of the front veer to strong to gale force
northwesterlies behind it.

A low pressure system forming northeast of Florida will rapidly
intensify tonight as it moves northeastward to lie near george's bank
Monday evening. Gale to storm force northeasterlies are expected as
the low approaches.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Lurcher..Browns Bank..George's bank..Southwestern shore..Lahave
Bank..West Scotian Slope..Eastern shore..Sable..East Scotian Slope..
Banquereau and Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for all
remaining waters. Freezing spray warnings remain in effect for
Fourchu..Cabot Strait and all Gulf of St Lawrence waters.
A combination of pounding surf at Monday's high tide will result in
higher than normal water levels along the south shore of Nova Scotia.

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