Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 31 January 2015

Today Tonight and Sunday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind light increasing to northeast 20 knots early this morning and to northeast 35 near noon. Wind backing to northwest 35 Sunday morning then to west 45 near noon Sunday.

Snow at times heavy beginning early this morning changing to flurries Sunday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray beginning this evening.

Temperatures minus 3 falling to minus 21 Sunday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 31 January 2015
Monday Wind northwest 25 to 35 knots diminishing to northwest 15 late in the day.
Tuesday Wind northwest 35 knots diminishing to northwest 25 late in the day.
Wednesday Wind southwest 20 knots increasing to southwest 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday 7 tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of first-year ice. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 30 January 2015 Today Tonight and Saturday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4500N 6510W to New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4725N 6020W to 4825N 6150W to 4855N 6115W to 4930N 6120W to 4930N 6000W to 5030N 5740W to Newfoundland near 4840N 5900W. Sea ice west and north of the ice edge. Third ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4805N 5900W to Newfoundland near 4830N 5900W. Sea ice east of the ice edge. Fourth ice edge estimated from Newfoundland near 4720N 5520W Newfoundland near 4730N 5650W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

7 tenths of grey-white ice including a trace of first-year ice.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - western half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 31 January 2015

'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 - western half

Issued 03:00 AM AST 31 January 2015

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 31 January 2015 Today Tonight and Sunday At 3:00 a.m. AST today low 993 mb located over Lurcher.
By 8:00 p.m. AST tonight low 986 mb located over Nova Scotia.

At 10:00 a.m. AST Sunday low 984 mb located over the Gulf of
St. Lawrence.
By 3:30 p.m. AST Sunday low 981 mb located over southern Labrador
Coast.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:47 AM AST 31 January 2015 A low pressure system over Lurcher will slowly move northeastward
today to lie over Nova Scotia by this evening. The low will continue
moving northeastward tonight to lie over the South Coast of Labrador
on Sunday. Strong to gale force southeasterlies ahead of the low
shift to gale force northwesterlies behind it.

Marine interests are advised gale warnings are in effect for all
waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern
Shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau..Cabot Strait..Northumberland
Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..Chaleur-Miscou and the northeastern half of
Anticosti.

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