Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 January 2017

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Wind northwest 20 to 25 knots diminishing to north 15 early this evening and to light late overnight.

Chance of flurries today and early this evening.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this evening.

Temperatures near minus 11.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 17 January 2017
Thursday Wind south 15 knots veering to southwest 20 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind light.
Saturday Wind light becoming north 15 knots late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday 8 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice except 9 tenths of grey ice along the Prince Edward Island coast. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 17 January 2017 Today Tonight and Wednesday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4655N 6045W to 4610N 6150W
to 4750N 6055W to 4720N 6330W to 4905N 6340W to 4840N 6150W to 5015N
5800W to 4830N 5925W to Newfoundland near 4805N 5905W. Sea ice north
and west of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

8 tenths of new ice including 2 tenths of grey ice except 9 tenths
of grey ice along the Prince Edward Island coast.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 10:00 AM AST 17 January 2017

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 17 January 2017 Tonight and Wednesday At 3:30 p.m. AST today departing trough located east of
Newfoundland.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday low 1010 mb located southwest of
Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday low 1002 mb located south of Georges
Bank.

At 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located from Quebec to the Gulf
of Maine.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Wednesday ridge located on a line north-south
over the Gulf of St. Lawrence.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 3:18 PM AST 17 January 2017 A trough of low pressure just east of forecast waters will move away
this afternoon. Strong to gale force northwesterlies over eastern
waters will gradually diminish by Wednesday morning as a ridge builds
in. On Wednesday morning a deepening low will approach from the
Eastern Seaboard to lie south of Georges Bank in the evening.
This will give strong to gale force easterlies to southwestern
waters.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for
Georges Bank-southern half, West Scotian Slope-southern half,
Banquereau and Cabot Strait. Freezing spray warnings are in effect
for eastern shore, Sable, Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait,
Northumberland Strait, Gulf-Magdalen, and Anticosti.

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