Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 08:00 PM ADT 22 March 2017

Tonight and Thursday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind southeast 15 to 20 knots increasing to north 35 to 45 near midnight and to northwest 50 early Thursday morning. Wind diminishing to northwest 35 to 45 near noon Thursday then becoming northwest 35 early Thursday evening.

Periods of snow changing to flurries near noon Thursday. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water moderate at times severe freezing spray beginning near midnight.

Temperatures zero falling to minus 11 Thursday morning.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:30 PM ADT 22 March 2017
Friday Wind westerly 15 knots increasing to southwest 25 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots veering to northwest 30.
Sunday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday Ice pressure warning in effect. Open water except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice along the Nova Scotia coast. Strong ice pressure is expected to develop Thursday morning along the Nova Scotia coast. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 March 2017 Today Tonight and Thursday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4545N 6005W to 4520N
5925W to 4620N 5820W to Newfoundland near 4735N 5900W. Sea ice
northwest of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6450W to New
Brunswick near 4525N 6520W. Sea ice east of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

Open water except 9 plus tenths of first-year ice along the Nova
Scotia coast. Strong ice pressure is expected to develop Thursday
morning along the Nova Scotia coast.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 22 March 2017

'Storm' force winds of 48 to 63 knots are 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.

Freezing spray warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 8:00 PM ADT 22 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - eastern half

Issued 10:00 AM EDT 22 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 8:00 PM ADT 22 March 2017 Tonight and Thursday At 8:00 p.m. ADT tonight low 1000 mb located over the southern
Gulf of St. Lawrence.
By 3:00 a.m. ADT Thursday low 996 mb located near Cape Breton
Island.

At 3:30 p.m. ADT Thursday departing low 992 mb located south
of Newfoundland.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 7:45 PM ADT 22 March 2017 A low pressure system over the Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence will
slowly track eastward tonight and Thursday. Gale to storm force north
to northwesterlies will develop north and west of the low.

In addition freezing spray will develop in the cold northerly winds
in the wake of the low.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
eastern shore-eastern half, Sable-eastern half, Fourchu, Banquereau,
Cabot Strait, Northumberland Strait-eastern half and Gulf-Magdalen.
Gale warnings are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for all marine waters.

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