Northumberland Strait: Synopsis

Technical Marine Synopsis

Issued 10:00 AM AST 26 November 2014 Today Tonight and Thursday At 10:00 a.m. AST today ridge located on a line northwest-southeast
over the Gulf of Maine.
By 10:00 a.m. AST Thursday ridge located on a line
northwest-southeast over southern Labrador.

At 8:00 p.m. AST tonight intensifying low 1000 mb located south
of Long Island.
By 8:00 a.m. AST Thursday low 992 mb located over Lurcher.

At 8:00 p.m. AST Thursday departing low 993 mb located over
southern Newfoundland.
 

Marine Weather Statement

Issued 9:51 AM AST 26 November 2014 A low pressure system is forecast to develop off Cape Hatteras today
and track northeastward while intensifying. The low will track along
the Atlantic coast of Nova Scotia on Thursday and lie over Southern
Newfoundland by Thursday evening. Strong to gale force
northeasterlies are expected ahead of and north of the lows track
while strong to gale force southwesterlies are forecast to its south.
In addition freezing spray will develop over Anticosti Thursday
evening as temperatures fall and strong northerly winds persist.

Marine interests are advised that gale warnings are in effect for all
waters. A freezing spray warning is in effect for Anticosti.

Outlook for the start up of the Southwest Nova lobster fishery:
Thursday..Wind southwest 25 to 35 knots veering to northwest 25 to 30
near noon then diminishing to north 15 to 20 in the evening.
Seas 3 to 4 metres building to 4 to 6 Thursday morning and
Then subsiding to 3 to 4 Thursday evening.

Friday..Wind north 15 to 20 knots. Seas one to 2 metres.

Saturday..Wind northwest 10 to 15 knots diminishing to light in the
morning. Wind increasing to southwest 15 to 20 late in the day.
Seas near one metre.