Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 30 March 2017

Tonight and Friday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind north 40 knots diminishing to north 30 Friday afternoon.

Periods of snow. Visibility as low as 1 mile in snow.

Temperatures near minus 3.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 30 March 2017
Saturday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Sunday Wind variable 10 to 15 knots.
Monday Wind northwest 20 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 1:17 PM EDT 30 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday Ice pressure warning in effect. 2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice along the Nova Scotia coast and Cape Breton Island coast. Strong ice pressure developing Friday morning along the Nova Scotia coast and Cape Breton Island coast. 

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Map of Atlantic - Newfoundland marine weather areas Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Tail of the Bank - 44140 Nickerson Bank - 44251 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Blanc-Sablon Airport Cap Whittle Chevery Natashquan Airport Heath Point Miscou Island Grand Étang Ingonish Beach North Mountain St.Paul Island J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Argentia Bonavista Burgeo Cape Race Corner Brook Daniel's Harbour Englee Ferolle Point La Scie Port aux Basques Rocky Harbour Sagona Island St. Anthony Airport St. John's Int'l Airport St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Twillingate Winterland Wreckhouse Cartwright Airport Mary's Harbour Grates Cove Pool's Island Marticot Island Long Pond Eskasoni (First Nations) Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 1:17 PM EDT 30 March 2017 Today Tonight and Friday

Ice Edge

Ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4520N 6100W to 4500N 6030W
to 4500N 5905W to 4555N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea
ice northwest of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

2 tenths of first-year ice except 9 tenths of first-year ice along
the Nova Scotia coast and Cape Breton Island coast. Strong ice
pressure developing Friday morning along the Nova Scotia coast and
Cape Breton Island coast.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 30 March 2017

'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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 1:17 PM EDT 30 March 2017

Navigators in this marine area should be on the lookout for hazardous ice conditions and take necessary safety precautions. Please refer to the latest ice forecasts for further details and continue to monitor the situation through Canadian Coast Guard radio stations.

Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 3:30 PM ADT 30 March 2017 Tonight and Friday At 3:30 p.m. ADT today deepening low 975 mb located over southern
Laurentian Fan.
By 10:00 a.m. ADT Friday low 960 mb located south of the Grand
Banks.

At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight ridge located over New England.
By 8:00 p.m. ADT Friday ridge located over the western Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:40 PM ADT 30 March 2017 A low pressure system will continue to intensify as it moves eastward
to lie over the Southern Grand Banks by this evening. Strong to gale
northeasterlies ahead of the low will shift to gale to storm north or
northwesterlies in its wake.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Sable-eastern half, East Scotian Slope and Laurentian Fan.
Gale warnings are in effect for Georges Bank, southwestern shore,
LaHave Bank, West Scotian Slope, eastern shore, Sable-western half,
Fourchu, Banquereau, Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern
half, Gulf-Magdalen and Anticosti-eastern half.

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