Northumberland Strait - western half

Forecast

Marine Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 January 2015

Today Tonight and Tuesday

Storm warning in effect.

Wind west 25 knots diminishing to west 15 to 20 late this morning and to light this afternoon. Wind increasing to northeast 20 overnight and to northeast 35 to 40 Tuesday morning. Wind increasing to northeast 50 Tuesday afternoon then diminishing to east 25 to 35 Tuesday evening.

Chance of flurries over open water this morning. Snow at times heavy beginning Tuesday morning. Visibility 1 mile or less in snow.

Freezing spray warning in effect.

Over open water freezing spray ending this morning. Freezing spray beginning overnight.

High today minus 13. Low tonight minus 20. High Tuesday minus 5.

Extended Forecast

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 January 2015
Wednesday Wind northeast 40 knots diminishing to northwest 30 in the afternoon.
Thursday Wind northwest 25 knots diminishing to light late in the day.
Friday Wind light increasing to south 15 to 20 knots late in the day.

Ice Forecast

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday Ice pressure warning in effect. 9 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice along the coast of Prince Edward Island. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice will ease Monday morning. 

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Ice Conditions

Ice Forecasts

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 2015 Today Tonight and Monday

Ice Edge

First ice edge estimated from New Brunswick near 4530N 6510W to Nova Scotia near 4510N 6445W. Sea ice north of the ice edge. Second ice edge estimated from Cape Breton Island near 4700N 6025W to 4800N 6050W to 4805N 6210W to 4850N 6100W to 4925N 6115W to 4935N 6000W to 5035N 5745W to Newfoundland near 4835N 5910W. Sea ice west and north and east 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

Ice pressure warning in effect.

9 tenths of grey ice except 9 plus tenths of grey-white ice along the coast of Prince Edward Island. Strong ice pressure in the pack ice will ease Monday morning.

Warnings

Warnings (In effect)

Storm warning in effect

Northumberland Strait

Issued 03:00 AM AST 26 January 2015

'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.

Gale warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - western half

Issued 8:00 PM AST 25 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 26 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.

Ice pressure warning in effect

Northumberland Strait - western half

Issued 10:00 AM EST 25 January 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 26 January 2015 Today Tonight and Tuesday At 3:00 a.m. AST today departing low 947 mb located over Labrador
Sea.

At 3:00 a.m. AST today ridge located over southern Quebec.
By 3:30 p.m. AST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Maritimes.

At 3:00 a.m. AST Tuesday deepening low located south of Cape Cod.
By 8:00 p.m. AST Tuesday low 979 mb located southwest of Browns
Bank.

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 2:44 AM AST 26 January 2015 An intense low pressure system over the Labrador Sea will continue to
track northeastward today. Strong to gale force westerlies in the
wake of the low will gradually diminish through the day.

Another deep area of low pressure will move into the region overnight
Monday and into Tuesday bringing storm force easterly or
northeasterly winds to most of the district Tuesday.

Marine interests are advised that storm warnings are in effect for
all waters except Anticosti where a gale warning is in effect.

Freezing spray warnings are in effect for Fundy..Grand Manan..
Lurcher..Southwestern shore..Eastern shore..Fourchu..Banquereau -
Northern half..Cabot Strait..Northumberland Strait..Gulf-Magdalen and
Anticosti.

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