Northumberland Strait

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 2015

Today Tonight and Wednesday

Gale warning in effect.

Wind northwest 35 to 40 knots diminishing to northwest 20 early this evening then backing to westerly 10 to 15 late this evening. Wind becoming southeast 15 overnight then increasing to southeast 25 to 30 Wednesday morning. Wind veering to southwest 20 to 25 near noon Wednesday then to west 15 to 20 Wednesday afternoon. Wind increasing to west 20 to 25 Wednesday evening.

Flurries ending this morning. Snow overnight and Wednesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in precipitation.

Temperatures minus 11 falling to minus 20 this morning then rising to minus 4 Wednesday evening.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 2015
Thursday Wind westerly 20 knots increasing to northwest 25 to 35 in the afternoon.
Friday Wind northwest 25 to 30 knots diminishing to westerly 20 late in the day.
Saturday Wind southwest 20 to 25 knots increasing to southwest 30 late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 plus tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice developing overnight. 

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Map of Atlantic - Maritimes marine weather areas East Scotia Slope - 44137 Southwestern Grand Banks - 44138 Banquereau - 44139 Laurentian Fan - 44141 LaHave Bank - 44150 Northeast Burgeo Bank - 44255 Halifax Harbour - 44258 Mont-Louis - 45138 Baie-Comeau Airport Havre-Saint-Pierre Airport Longue-Pointe-de-Mingan Sept-Îles Airport Cap-d'Espoir Rivière-la-Madeleine Gaspé Airport Heath Point La Pocatière Mont-Joli Airport New Carlisle Pointe-au-Père Port Menier Rivière-du-Loup Bas Caraquet Bathurst Airport Bouctouche AAFC Charlo Miramichi Fundy Park (Alma) Grand Manan Kouchibouguac Miscou Island Greater Moncton Int'l Airport Point Lepreau Saint John Airport St. Stephen Baccaro Point Beaver Island Brier Island Caribou Point Debert Grand Étang CFB Greenwood Hart Island Ingonish Beach Kentville AAFC Lunenburg McNabs Island Nappan AAFC North Mountain Parrsboro Sable Island St.Paul Island Shearwater Airport J.A. Douglas McCurdy Sydney Airport Tracadie Western Head Yarmouth Airport Charlottetown Airport East Point North Cape Summerside Burgeo Port aux Basques Sagona Island St. Lawrence Stephenville Airport Winterland Wreckhouse Île aux Perroquets Île Rouge Pointe-des-Monts Pointe-Noire Île Bicquette Cap-Chat Îles de la Madeleine Airport
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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 2 March 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4430N 6605W to 4430N
6620W to 4300N 6610W to 4530N 5630W to 4720N 5710W to Newfoundland
near 4720N 5520W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Second ice edge estimated from Nova Scotia near 4505N 6500W to New
Brunswick near 4520N 6530W. Sea ice north of the ice edge.

Ice Coverage

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 plus tenths of first-year ice. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice
developing overnight.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 03 March 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 10:00 AM EST 02 March 2015

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 3:00 AM AST 3 March 2015 Today Tonight and Wednesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing low 964 mb located northeast
of Newfoundland.

At 8:00 a.m. AST today ridge located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Wednesday ridge located east of the Marine
District.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight trough located west of the Marine District.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Wednesday trough located east of the Marine
District.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:51 AM AST 3 March 2015 Gale to storm force northwesterly winds in the wake of an intense low
pressure system northeast of Newfoundland will diminish throughout
the day as a ridge of high pressure builds into the region from the
west. On Wednesday a trough of low pressure will move across the
district. Strong to gale force southerly winds are forecast ahead of
the trough.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
Banquereau..Cabot Strait..Gulf-Magdalen..And Anticosti. Gale warnings
are in effect for all remaining waters.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Lurcher..Browns Bank..Southwestern shore..LaHave Bank..Eastern
Shore..Sable..Fourchu..Banquereau..Laurentian Fan and Cabot Strait.

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