Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 February 2016

Today Tonight and Saturday

Wind northwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to northwest 20 to 25 early this morning then backing to west 15 to 20 near midnight. Wind diminishing to light overnight then increasing to northeast 15 Saturday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 25 to 30 Saturday afternoon.

Chance of flurries changing to a few flurries early this morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in flurries.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending overnight. Freezing spray beginning Saturday afternoon.

Temperatures minus 11 falling to minus 16 this afternoon then rising to minus 7 Saturday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 February 2016
Sunday Wind northeasterly 25 knots increasing to northwesterly 25 to 35 in the morning.
Monday Wind west 35 knots diminishing to west 25.
Tuesday Wind southwest 15 to 20 knots increasing to southerly 25 to 35.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of grey-white ice west of Cape Bear. 

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Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 11 February 2016 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4740N 5920W to 4805N 5940W
to 4945N 5815W to 4815N 6300W to 4740N 6305W to 4750N 6110W to 4655N
6000W to Nova Scotia near 4615N 5955W. Sea ice north and west of the
ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Open water except 9 tenths of grey ice including 2 tenths of
grey-white ice west of Cape Bear.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 12 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 3:00 AM AST 12 February 2016 Today Tonight and Saturday At 3:00 a.m. AST today intensifying trough located over eastern
Nova Scotia.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today trough located east of the Marine District.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today deepening low located over southern
Laurentian Fan.
By 10:00 a.m. AST today low located over the southwestern Grand
Banks.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Saturday intensifying low 991 mb located south
of East Scotian Slope.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Saturday low 982 mb located over Banquereau.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:55 AM AST 12 February 2016 A trough of low pressure over Nova Scotia will slowly move over the
marine district coming to lie over the eastern marine district this
morning. A period of gale force winds are forecast in the vicinity
Of the trough as it passes over the marine district.
Meanwhile a low pressure system will pass through Laurentian Fan
This morning. Gale force winds are forecast south of the low passing
over the Laurentian Fan.
On Saturday a low will develop south of the marine district and
Track
Through eastern waters to lie over Newfoundland by Saturday evening.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Laurentian Fan. Gale warnings are in effect for Lurcher..
Browns Bank..Georges Bank..West Scotian Slope..Southwestern shore..
LaHave Bank..Eastern shore..Fourchu..Sable..East Scotian Slope and
Banquereau.
Marine interests are also advised that freezing spray warnings are in
Effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern
Shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern shore..Fourchu..Cabot Strait..
Banquereau..Northumberland Strait-eastern half..Gulf-Magdalen..And
Anticosti.

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